Olivier Rivière

Ganko Viñedos de Cardenas Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.134 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
La Rioja Alta, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Alberto Cdm

Ottima scoperta. Gran produttore!!

Ottima scoperta. Gran produttore!!

Jul 5th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Crunchy black fruit, earth, baked rocks, spice, leather. New wave Rioja with loads of punchy acid and texture.

Crunchy black fruit, earth, baked rocks, spice, leather. New wave Rioja with loads of punchy acid and texture.

Nov 20th, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

No Tempranillo in this cuvee these days. 50/50 Garnacha/Mazuelo. A fair amount of whole clusters add a severe bite of tannins, while early picking warrants for high acidity and plenty of red berry flavours. Post modernist Spain at its best!

No Tempranillo in this cuvee these days. 50/50 Garnacha/Mazuelo. A fair amount of whole clusters add a severe bite of tannins, while early picking warrants for high acidity and plenty of red berry flavours. Post modernist Spain at its best!

Oct 22nd, 2017
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.3

Holly s****!! What a wine!!

Holly s****!! What a wine!!

Feb 3rd, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Sublime and refined, yet wild and interesting. Stalky tannins counterbalance its red fruit flavors and vivid acididy in a positively provocative way. Still youthful but drinking well already.

Sublime and refined, yet wild and interesting. Stalky tannins counterbalance its red fruit flavors and vivid acididy in a positively provocative way. Still youthful but drinking well already.

Oct 16th, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.3

Unrivalled freshness and really cool tannins create a sort of post-modern style of Rioja here, which flirts with both Burgundy and Piedmont. Very, very clever oak treatment too. Bright finish.

Unrivalled freshness and really cool tannins create a sort of post-modern style of Rioja here, which flirts with both Burgundy and Piedmont. Very, very clever oak treatment too. Bright finish.

Aug 23rd, 2016
Ben Walker / Caravin

Important gear. Olivier proves to the rest of us the incredible terroir that is far too often absolutely destroyed by wood. Incredibly elegant, aromatic, floral stuff. Delicate acids too. Proper wizardry.

Important gear. Olivier proves to the rest of us the incredible terroir that is far too often absolutely destroyed by wood. Incredibly elegant, aromatic, floral stuff. Delicate acids too. Proper wizardry.

Aug 14th, 2016
Erin Bender

Super dark/inky Rioja blend. Good acidity.

Super dark/inky Rioja blend. Good acidity.

Dec 11th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Old vines of tempranillo and a little mazuelo from Rioja Alta. whole cluster ferment, aged 14 months in French demi-muid and foudre. Black tart cherries, bright acidity and very fine tannins. "Ganko" is Olivier's nickname from his Japanese importer meaning "stubborn" 😆

Old vines of tempranillo and a little mazuelo from Rioja Alta. whole cluster ferment, aged 14 months in French demi-muid and foudre. Black tart cherries, bright acidity and very fine tannins. "Ganko" is Olivier's nickname from his Japanese importer meaning "stubborn" 😆

Jul 13th, 2014
Adam Gäfvert

Bärig doft med småcitrus och sötlakrits. Smakmässigt händer det mycket. Även här bärnärvaro med monastrellen kryddar till det hela med salami, garrigue, hasselnöt. Intakt fräschör över två dagar med långt torrt och mineraligt avslut.

Bärig doft med småcitrus och sötlakrits. Smakmässigt händer det mycket. Även här bärnärvaro med monastrellen kryddar till det hela med salami, garrigue, hasselnöt. Intakt fräschör över två dagar med långt torrt och mineraligt avslut.

Nov 9th, 2019