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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer R. LÓPEZ DE HEREDIA
This outstanding 2012 surpasses the 2011 (***) with 92-points eleased on September 19, 2020 at $30.95. It has a deep intense ruby colour with a tight slightly ambering edge. Complex, mineral-driven, faintly herbal, intense, ripe, plum-red-pepper-dried-cherry nose with lots of cedary, sandalwood notes. Very dry, medium-full bodied, extracty, dense, minerally, tangy, red-cherry-driven, plum tomato flavours with a lingering, grippy, still youthful, high acid, cedar-chestnut finish. It is now 9-years-old and there are still lots of youthful tannins present. This blend of 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha and 10% Mazuelo and Graciano with 13.5% alcohol with a healthy 6.5 g/L total acidity (lot number L-0812 on the back label. It was aged for 3 years in American oak barrels (225 l) and is unfiltered. CSPC 692780
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Joh Han
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Complex, Intense, Cedary, Dried Cherry
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Wonderful aromas of mushrooms, bark, cigar tobacco and plums with just a hint of citrus. Fullbodied with incredible softness and complexity. Subtle chocolate, fruit and walnut in the aftertaste. Goes on for minutes. Fantastic wine. Classic, textbook Rioja. A joy. Incredible value! Drink or hold. Score - 95 (jamessuckling.com, Nov. 2, 2020) Price $ 30.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 1, 2021
Cases bought 299 (12 bottles per case)

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

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