Ares Crianza 2008, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$16.95 (305912)

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February 02, 2013

Critic Reviews (1)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Markedly brettanomyces-infected it appears, with leathery, dried hay and manure aromas dominating. The palate shows...

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Mr Szabo's review is a bit harsh - this wine is a strong 83.75. Drinking this crianza is the wine version of drinking tequila. Only instead of licking the salt off your hand, you're licking the Johnson & Johnson bandaid on your hand. To be serious though, there is some good aroma and a nice fruitiness on the palate, with the wine opening up a bit with some decanting. But it is definitely off kilter. Medium length and a harshness on the finish. Grip it n' drip it. April 2013.

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