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GRAN RESERVA 2006 DOCa Rioja
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer FAUSTINO I
A REPEAT of the recommended 2006 (***) that was released on December 7, 2019 at $31.95. Here is my previous note: Fairly deep intense purple colour. Attractive, cedary, fairly intense, slightly spicy, warm ripe plum nose with some sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, well structured, harmonious, gently cedary, intense, warm plum flavours with a lifted, lingering, high acid, sandalwood-cedar finish. This new blend of 88% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo (Cariņena)was aged for more than 24 months in American and French oak barrels and has 13.5% alcohol and 6 g/L residual sugar. CSPC 976662
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Sel Win
Country Spain
Region RiojaComplex, Cedary, Ripe
Rating ***(91 points)
Complex, Cedary, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Smooth, welcoming aromas of cola, black fruits and integrated oak are soft and indicate that this is ready to drink. A plump, sappy palate delivers ripe berry and chocolate flavors, while this is fleshy on a finish weighted down by berry pulp. Drink through 2021. Score - 91 (Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 1, 2018) Price $ 31.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 18, 2020
Cases bought 547 (12 bottles per case)

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