Grape Variety: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Granacha Graciano y Viura
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Bodegas La Emperatriz SL
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium+ ruby to garnet in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
Old style Rioja, rustic, oaked & leathery
Positives: This wine features oak, dry cherries, plums, red currants, raspberry, cocoa, cinnamon, Allspice, woodsmoke, leather and tobacco leaf. Medium body with dry tannins, good acidity and a long length
Negatives: A little on the expensive side for reserva
Interesting Point: Grapes come from 60 year old vines.
Drink now or in the next 3 years on its own or and pair it with aged meat.
Tasted: 4 July 2014
Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8/10, Total: 18+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+