Rioja

Cost: $29.95
Grape Variety: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Granacha Graciano y Viura
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
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+

LCBO: 359927

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