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GRAN RESERVA 2016 Vegan, DOCa Rioja
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer BARÓN DE LEY
Deep intense purple colour. Intense, complex, cedary, slightly spicy, attractive, ripe, plum-cherry-cassis nose with lots of mineral-tinged, cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full to full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, intense, cedary, warm, ripe, plum-cassis-raspberry flavours with a lingering, bright, fairly complex, harmonious, cedary finish. Has 13.5% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L184303 on the lower part of the glass bottle. This terrific Gran Reserva was aged for more than 24 months in French and American oak. CSPC 642496
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Rating ***(92 points)
Ripe, Bright, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: An aged, savory and traditional expression here with dried-herb, tobacco, walnut and balsamic notes to the plums and cherries. Quite dry, with bright acidity and some tart cherries, rounded by firm, chalky tannins. Long, savory finish. Drink now [through mid-2030s]. Score - 91 (jamessuckling.com, Sept. 9, 2022) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 4, 2023
Cases bought 699 (12 bottles per case)

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