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RIOJA GRAN RESERVA 2012 Rioja Alta, DOCa Rioja
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer SONSIERRA
Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, complex, very cedary, baked plum nose with some herbal notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, dense, intense, baked, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, high acid, extremely cedary finish. This 100% Tempranillo was aged for 24 months in 70% French and 30% American oak and then 3 years in bottle. The Wine Enthusiast reports that it sells for $40 in the US. This suggests that the extremely low $20.95 price point (the cheapest Gran Reserva at the LCBO) could be a mark-up error. It has not appeared in Vintages before. CSPC 10822
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Vin Lun
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***(90 points)
Intense, Extremely Cedary, Dense
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: I loved the nose of the 2012 Gran Reserva, which was surprisingly aromatic with classical notes of cherries in liqueur, blonde tobacco, hints of cured meat, spices and smoke. This is always a good compromise between the modern and more classical style. The palate is nicely balanced with fine tannins. Drink date: 2018-2022. Score - 90 (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Feb. 28, 2018) Price $ 20.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 25, 2020
Cases bought 599 (12 bottles per case)

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