Ontañon Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Spain

$24.95 (725895)

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March 28, 2009

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Here’s an affordable opportunity to try a good Rioja approaching its peak. Shows lovely, well-integrated cedar,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A surprisingly modern-style Rioja Reserva with the fruit still dominating the aromatic profile, accompanied by a...

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Community Reviews (3)

Anwar Sumar
Anwar Sumar

A nice, smooth medium bodied wine. I'm not a big fan of peppery wines, which this is not. I agree with the reviews the finish is excellent.

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Allan Miller
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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine opened up with aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, dark plum, Asian spices, incense, leather and black pepper. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, firm structure, concentrated flavours with balanced acidity and considerable tannins. This wines finish is long with loads of black fruit, bitter chocolate and woody tannins. I really enjoyed the aromatics and mouthfeel, but even if this Rioja is almost nine years old the tannins still need time to soften up a bit. The finish is too tannic and tangy for me at this time. Give this wine another year or two.

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