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Rioja GRAN RESERVA 2012 DOCa Rioja
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BARÓN DE LEY
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, spicy, warm, ripe, plum-cherry purée nose with lots of cedary notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, cedar driven, ripe, intense, warm plummy flavours with a lingering, high acid, cassis-tinged, well textured finish. This 100% Tempranillo has 13.5% alcohol and now 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number L17002 on the lower part of the glass bottle. A second REPEAT of the 2012 that was released on October 12, 2019 at $29.95. CSPC 642496
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***(90 points)
Complex, Cedary, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This is a serious red that shows the ripeness of the vintage, yet shows beautiful wood-use and finesse. Full body, round texture and a fresh and flavorful finish. Give it some time to come completely together. Better in 2020. Score - 93 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Aug. 2, 2018) Price $ 29.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 30, 2020
Cases bought 420 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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