Club Lealtanza Reserva 2005

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$29.95 (293852)

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April 12, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Sourced from vines over seventy-five years of age and hailing from one of my favourite vintages, the 2005 Club...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This maturing Rioja presents a fairly intense and complex nose of leather, cedar, nougat, stewed red cherry and a...

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Community Reviews (2)

Adam G
Adam G

Excellent, tasted April 2014

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

When first opened, this just seems old, a decade on, and what you get is leather, wood, spice, meat, and funk, as if from a dusty attic with a leak. But you get whiffs of more in the background, and the air brings it out, with a day, two days, and multiple swirls, the cherry, redcurrant, plum, strawberry, blackberry, and sweet vanilla, bursting through with a touch of smokiness. Too much of the funk remains, but the balance that is so much a hallmark of Bodegas Altanza is evident. This has its flaws, yes, but it's one of those hugely complex wines that requires attention and rewards patience.

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