Happy International Tempranillo day!
Nose of under-ripe cherry juiced onto dry soil, old leather and a light, green herbal note.
Palate has raspberry/cherry juice, tannins still lightly grip, mashed green & red peppers, faint cedar profile.
80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo & 5% Granciano — 5 days ago
2013 vintage. Opened on 8th Nov 2018. Medium to heavy body. Nose moldy wood chip with sweet tinge. Special old wood scent. Fruity. Smooth, low acidity. High tannins. Long finishing. — 5 months ago
A bit too tart at the beginning. But, paired with some spicy food, was better after a while. Really started to enjoy it with the meal. — a day ago
At €37 this is a great new find I grabbed @villaviniteca recommended by @gabymeetswine & is drinking superb younger 👍😉
📍 Finca Allende Gaminde Rioja 2015
🏵 92 points
🍇 100% Tempranillo
🍷 Opaque ruby
👃 Soft smoked oak through chocolate cherry & raspberry gateaux w/ balsamic jam, herbs, vanilla & more chocolate & cherries on top
👄 Med body of smooth chocolate infused dark cherry w/ a tickle if dark berries, minerals & sweet vanilla tones
🎯 Med+ slight sweet & dey but fruit filled dark cherry & cocoa cream - On day 2 it was just a creamy choc cherry raspberry gateaux 😍
— 22 days ago
A classic rioja. Not too acidic and easy on the palate. It has notes of dark red berries and smooth tannins that finish nicely. Pair with pasta or a great movie and you can’t go wrong. — 10 days ago