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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer URBINA
A REPEAT of the recommended best buy 1998 (***) that was released on October 12, 2019 at $39.95. Extremely deep intense purple colour. Complex, intense, gently cedary, maturing, ripe plum-cherry purée nose. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, very slightly spicy, bright, harmonious, slightly spicy, intense, ripe plum-cherry purée flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary finish. Has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L.08 on the front label. CSPC 10723
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Reg Win
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***(93 points)
Elegant, Ripe, Smooth
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Fans of the Urbina style will be delighted to hear that there's still lots of this remarkable old wine on the market, reflecting the bodega's policy of releasing its wines late. Complex, leafy and refined, it has sweet forest floor and tobacco pouch aromas, fine tannins and succulent fruit. Drink date: 2020-2028. Score - 94 (Tim Atkin, MW, timatkin.com, Rioja Special Report 2020) Price $ 42.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 29, 2021
Cases bought 200 (12 bottles per case)

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

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