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Deep ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
This is not a gentle wine as the wood & fruits explode in your mouth, and I like it.
Positives: Full flavour wine featuring lots of cedar, vanilla, sandalwood, cherry pipe tobacco, dark cherry, chocolate, mocha, bramble fruit, cloves and licorice. Full body with medium+ to high tannins, good acidity and a long length.
Negatives: Touch high on the heat due to the 14.5% alcohol.
Interesting Point: Decant for 30 min to ease the tannins.
Drink now or over the next 5 years on its own or pair it with grilled lamb chops.
Tasted: 20 Aug 2013
Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4
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The 2008 Beronia Reserva has intense aromas of cherry, dark chocolate, toasted oak, coconut and vanilla. It has light to medium body, integrated, has refined tannins (decant for 15-30 min) and the finish is long. It is overpowered by toasted vanilla/oak without the support of the fruit – hence a sipper, or can be drunk with dominating foods; drink now – 2016. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 89 pts – recommended buy for lovers of oak. Tasted Jan/13.
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Some decent red fruit covered in oak-derived coconut, vanilla and cedar. Has good acidity and, overalll, kind of works if you don't mind the tour through the sawmill. It was a pleasaent enough detour from my usual aversion to heavily oaked infected wines, but I probably won't make such a detour again for some time now that I have done it. tasted June 2014