Hacienda Lopez De Haro Reserva 2005, Doca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$18.95 (357335)

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May 02, 2015

Critic Reviews (4)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Representing top dollar by local market standards, the 2005 Reserva is a must-have. Dark ruby-red currant in colour,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This lighter Rioja is showing fine vitality and authenticity at ten years of age. It's pale garnet. The nose is...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A remarkably well-composed and youthful 2005 Rioja here - in fact one wonders how it can remain so young after 10...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A tight-knit rather mealy textured red with some notable oxidation from age. While the price is good, the wine is not...

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Community Reviews (7)

BRIAN BIRNBAUM
BRIAN BIRNBAUM
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Michael McKeown
Michael McKeown

This wine is underrated by John and David. This wine is a good example of a Rioja produced in a great year. There is a fine balance of wood, spice and plumb. Yes, it is mid weight but although it does not have a long finish, but it does linger beautifully on the palate. The tannins are ripe and well balanced. What a great price !

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

fine balance between the red fruit and cedary oak. There are hints of pleasant herbeceousness (reminds me a bit of a left bank Bordeaux in that regard). Perhaps not a thing of grace, but fine complexity for $18. Drinking very nicely now, should hold a few more years. Tasted Feb 2014.

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Philip Coville
Philip Coville

Wonderful lighter Rioja still going strong after 10 years. Excellent value.

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Steven Elder
Steven Elder

Medium ruby, not really showng much age. Nose is dominated by cedary notes and spice, with just a hint of fruit (reflecting its age I suppose). Quite round and tasty, however, with med to full body and a good lingering tannic finish. Made for food. A touch austere. Will hold a few more years, but I doubt it will reveal much more.

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carlost
carlost

Tasted June 2015

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