Lealtanza Reserva 2015, Doca Rioja

Rioja Rioja
Rioja, Spain

$23.95 (208223)

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August 08, 2020

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

I have always enjoyed the ambiance of Lealtanza. This has a lovely, smooth texture and a lively fruit ambiance. The...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Charming in so many ways, settled into itself, light on the oak sheathing and as such a ready to drink now Riserva on...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A rather funky and earthy, maturing Rioja here, having shifted beyond the fruit notes present when last tasted in...

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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

100% Tempranillo. The medium-high intensity nose has black cherry and sandalwood aromas with some earthy wood spice and a touch of barnyard. It's medium+ bodied on the palate with more sandalwood spice and red cherry flavours supported by supple, refined tannins and racy, food-friendly acidity. A touch warming on the mid-palate, but nicely balanced overall. Earthy, meaty, savoury, wood spice, and cherry notes linger on the long, juicy finish. Vegan-friendly. Tasted Aug/2020.

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