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Elvi Wines

Herenza Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2016


Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, cherries, sweet strawberries, cedar, wild flowers, vanilla, liquorice, cloves, dark chocolates, coffee, tobacco and peppercorn.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, currants, raspberries, cedar, leather, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, coke, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a very enjoyable wine from Spain. Tangy and spicy. Really enjoyed the nose here, simpler on the palate. Showing mild complexity with a tangy finish.

Fruit forward right out of the bottle, but after an hour of airtime it opens up with that great nose.

I paired it with cheeses, crackers and olives. Was especially good with the fatty Brie cheese.

Kosher. Not Mevushal.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 5 days ago

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Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Decanted for an hour. Dark ruby. Opaque. Big/deep nose. Notes of dark berries, smoked meat, dark unsweetened chocolate and some pepper. Good balance in the mouth. Long finish. Paired well with some steaks. — 13 days ago

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Great stuff. Bravo...

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2010

Consistent notes. 2010 really comes into its own after an hour. — 11 hours ago

Eric, Shay and 6 others liked this

Bodegas Muriel

Gran Reserva Fincas de la Villa Rioja Tempranillo 2006

My last Spanish wine in my effort to keep this great wine making nation to the fore this is a great traditional Tempranillo lots of base fruits plenty of punch a masculine brew but still fun — 3 days ago

Rob, Matt and 24 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Rioja Reserva Prado Enea Tempranillo Blend 2005

Intens red cherry on the nose, minerals, smoke and tobacco. Concentrated ripe red berries, still fresh and vibrant, fine grained dusty tannins. Excellent! — a day ago

Peter, pascal and 5 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2005

We’ve never had a bad bottle of this...luck, I guess. Typical complexity, great after two hours of air...beeswax, honeyed citrus, slight oxidation, faintest hint of petrol...all underpinned by just enough acidity...fabulous with a steak or salmon, in our case. — 14 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

Looks like this is the Blanco @Delectable Wine
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

Thanks @Josh Morgenthau I had selected the blanco, appears to be an error. They have their hands full with the .ru spammer lol
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

@Andrew Schirmer indeed! Looking forward to trying a bottle of the Tondonia Blanco I have stashed away. Looks delicious!

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Wonderful Rioja! Aromas of dark cherry, rose petals and leather. Touch of Brett. Dark cherry, dark chocolate, tobacco and smoked meat flavors. Touch of oaky vanilla on the silky finish. Soft tannins. Spectacular! — 7 days ago

Eric, Hermes and 1 other liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2009

Tonight this is singing bright red fruit with crisp acidity but great mid palate depth. Med bodied. Meaty, savoury nose, with loads of juicy red fruit on the palate. The acidity gives amazing grip. Yum. — 8 days ago

Scott, Ira and 1 other liked this

Bodegas la Tercera

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2010

The average rating is spot on! Great wine for the price, only opens up a little but boy good at first drop too. — 6 days ago

P, www. and 1 other liked this

Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Deep, clear garnet red. Ethereal, balsamic nose with a delicate vanilla touch; red meat. A little warmer, the alcohol of 14.5% is noticeable. Fine sandy, smooth tannins combined with a medium plus acidity and a medium body give a wonderful structure. The wood is almost perfectly integrated. Aromatic a melange of cherry marzipan, balsamic notes, laurel, dark berry fruits, plums, milk coffee and a nice extract sweetness. In the rear part of the palate and in the finish with delicate bitter notes, reminiscent of cherry pits and supporting the structure - until the beautiful long finish. This Gran Reserva has all the qualities for a long life - structure, density, juiciness and balance. — 3 hours ago