Lealtanza Reserva 2015, D.O.Ca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

$22.95 (208223)

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April 03, 2021
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Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

I have always enjoyed the ambiance of Lealtanza. This has a lovely, smooth mid-palate buoyed by firm acidity. The...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Time has shifted for the Reserva ’15 in that more secondary notes of umami brine are now in sight. Still terse and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A savoury and earthy, maturing Rioja here, having shifted beyond the fruit notes present when tasted in August of...

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Community Reviews (2)

todd10
todd10

Aromas of cherry and oak. If you let the wine breath for a while that oak turns into a nice cigar box aroma.
Nicely balanced wine with a good finish. The cigar box aroma that I mentioned is part of its flavor, I enjoyed that.
I always find Rioja Reserva is one of the best wine per dollar that you can get.
I recommend to decant for 30 minutes to help bring out the aromas.
Tasted December 2020

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

The medium-high intensity nose is pleasantly savoury and mature in profile with sweet spice, sandalwood, and earthy aromas alongside dried berry, cherry, and touches of dried floral. It's medium+ bodied on the savoury palate with more earthy, sandalwood, sweet spice, and some dried cherry and floral flavours. Acids are well-balanced, while the fine-grained tannins have a subtle textured grip. Well-balanced throughout with lovely savoury, sandalwood, and dried cherry notes lingering on the long, slightly chalky finish. Tasted Apr/2021.

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