Bodegas Altanza Lealtanza Crianza 2009

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$17.95 (114835)

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June 08, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a very lifted savoury nose with herbal, rosemary scents, currant/rhubarb fruit, cedar, some earth and lead...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Exhibits more heat and caramelization than previous vintages. Vivid Sangria, pumped up by cherries in simple syrup...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A pleasantly lively and fruity, wild strawberry-flavoured Rioja that's neither very traditional nor modern in style....

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Community Reviews (6)

urotsukidoji
urotsukidoji

Great!

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

This is a pleasant and reasonably smooth wine for the price, but perhaps there is a bit too much wood or cedar or pencil for my taste. It does not reach ninety territory in my opinion.

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Vladimir Torres
Vladimir Torres

Good for the price, albeit a lesser Rioja.

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

A pleasant, medium-bodied Rioja, with decent if unexceptional flavours in the red fruit spectrum. interestingly, unlike JS, I don't perceive much oak in this wine and I am quite sensitive to that (bottle variation?). Decent acidity and tannin and just an average finish. Good wine, but a bit boring to be honest. Tasted July 2014.

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