Ruby in color with a wide cloudy reddish rim.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with nice complexity.
Showing red and black fruits with oak, licorice, eucalyptus, herbs, mediterranean spices, coffee, earth and black pepper.
Nice tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very tasty 7-year-old Rioja Reserva. Elegant and soft.
Showing nice complexity at this point, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.
Easy drinking and a good food wine.
I had the 2009 a few years ago, and loved it. This one just needs more time in the bottle to mature properly.
A blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha. Aged for 3 years in used American oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 20 days ago
Delicious and just starting to be drinkable. Lovely opulent fruit and a spine of gorgeous acidity. A touch of sweetness. Great, with loads of life ahead — 11 days ago
Major-General Sir William Biddles CurranWrong year
When in Rioja, drink Rioja.
Reddish in color with a wide reddish rim.
Nose of red fruits with earth and mildew notes.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Elegant and restrained.
On the palate red fruits with earth, light wood, spices, coffee, dark chocolates, tobacco leaf, herbs, light wet leaves and peppercorn.
Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This recent release of this Rioja Reserva is drinking very nicely now.
A good quality wine. Easy drinking, and a good food wine that I paired with dried meats and crackers.
This 11 year old feels so very young still, and will continue to age nicely in the next 25 years.
Needs time to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle too.
A blend of 70% Tempranillo with Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. Aged for 6 years in used American oak barrels.
13% alcohol by volume.
$60. — 22 days ago
No formal notes ….Medium straw colour . Quite intense slightly smoky lemon peel , flinty , oyster shell nose . On the palate quite surprising intensity and excellent length , refreshing acidity . Nice yellow fruits and roundness allied to great freshness . Drinking surprisingly well , though better in 5-10 years and should hold for a further 5-10. — 14 days ago
Medium to dark garnet-purple with a strong nose of red & dark fruits with backing of earth & oak (?). In the mouth clear dark fruit flavor, mild acidity, clear tannins and very dry. Quite nice. — a month ago
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (64%) Merlot (31%), Cabernet Franc (4%) and Petite Verdot (1%). Dark ruby/purple color. Intense aromas of red-and black berry/cherry fruit with hints of graphite, dried purple flowers and slate. Pallet is quite (black) fruit forward featuring blackberries, currants and plums. Additional notes of black tea, baking spices and tobacco. Very silky tannins and beautiful acidity. Medium-plus body and a long lasting finish. Nice depth and density. Thank you for bringing this one, James W! — a month ago
A stunning nose. Lemon, lifted bright floral notes. A whiff of gunpowder. On the palate, dazzling with electric acidity and bright dynamic notes. Gorgeous — 10 days ago