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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer R. LÓPEZ DE HEREDIA
PRICE UPDATE - Save $9.70 - NOW $44.25. Founded in 1877, this family-run bodega is the oldest in Haro and was one of the first three in Rioja. This 2011 has a fairly deep intense garnet red colour with an amber edge. The nose is intense and quite complex with mineral-driven, ripe, Damson-plum-cassis-cherry fruit along with refined cedary notes. Dry, medium-full to full bodied and well structured with intense, plum-red-cherry-cassis fruit flavours followed up by a minerally, lingering, rather cedary, bright, still youthful finish. Aged 5 years in American oak (225 litres), this has a hefty 6.5 g/L total acidity and is unfiltered. This new blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and 5% Graciano and Mazuelo has 13.5% alcohol and under 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L-1025 on the back label. It still needs time! CSPC 529586
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Joh Han
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***/***+(94 points)
Solid, Intense, Complex, Bright
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: A very complex, aged Rioja with savory plums, mushrooms, bark, red earth, orange peel and cedar. Quite juicy, fresh and bright on the palate with a tangy, zesty palate, full of berries and oranges. Firm, long and complex with a mouthwatering finish. Such a traditional taste! Drink now or hold [till the end of the decade]. Score - 95 (jamessuckling.com, Sept. 9, 2022) Price $ 53.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 4, 2023
Cases bought 329 (12 bottles per case)

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