Lealtanza Reserva 2005, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$19.95 (276097)

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May 26, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Well there is something very classy going on at Bodegas Altanza. I can see some locals criticizing this being a bit...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

From Bodegas Altanza, this is a traditional Spanish Rioja at its best. It displays an open, cedary, toasty nose with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a classy and elegant old school style Rioja, with remarkable spicy complexity and refined, elegant texture and...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A very well-priced and distinctive example of Rioja. Surprisingly, the wine is showing very little maturity. Acids...

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Community Reviews (7)

Laurie Fox
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Alex Zanella
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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

Top note of fresh tobacco, the first taste is pepper followed by slightly sour cherry and hints of black current. The taste really grows, this is a wonderful wine.

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Allan Miller
Allan Miller

2005 such a great year in Rioja.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

A nice exotic bouquet on this Rioja with aromas of ripe berry fruit, Asian spices, soft leather and old wood notes. On the palate, medium bodied (with alcohol coming in at 13.5 %), spicy red and black fruit, good acidity and velvet tannins. This wine finish is long, very smooth and somewhat spicy. This is a nice bottle of Rioja for fans of the more traditional style with good value for money. Strongly recommended, enjoyed in May 2012.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

What a revelation, a Rioja that isn't like touring a saw-cutting mill. So much going on here: red cherry fruit, herbs, earth, perfectly judged oak and super length. While exceedingly enjoyable now, this could stand another couple of years on the bottle and should keep through the end of the decade, Excellent. Tasted August 2012.

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Adam
Adam

The brightness of this wine took me a bit by surprise but underneath the mouth watering acidity was a treasure trove of fruit and spice. Nice wine.

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