Cost: $37.95 (Clearance price: $30.40)
Grape: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo
Category: Red Wine
Location: LCBO Vintages
Region: Rioja Alta
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Bodegas Tarón
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
A rich, complex & powerful aged Tempranillo
Positives: Ruby to garnet in colour, this wine features cherry, raisin, Allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, liquorice, black pepper, peppermint, leather and smoked wood.
Interesting Point: Traditional winemaking that entails ageing the two varieties separately in American oak barrels for twelve months. The wines are then blended and returned to the barrels, where they spend another six months. After ageing, the wine is left for 12 months in steel tanks, where it is further refined, and then it is ready for bottling.
Ageability: Drink now or in the next 10 years on its own or pair it with rack of lamb, medium rare.
My Opinion: Highly Recommended
Tasted: February 3, 2020