La Marquesa Valserrano Reserva 2010, Doca Rioja

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Rioja, Spain

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... Tempranillo from older vines blended with some Graciano raised for around 20 months in American and French oak. The nose is well-defined with notes of dark chocolate, dark berry fruits, a touch of mint and singed leather. The palate is medium-bodied with lively red berries intermixed with orange peel and white pepper on the entry. It is well-balanced with good volume, fanning out nicely with some cloves and sage towards the finish that is crisp and does not outstay its welcome. Drink 2013-2018. Score: 91 (Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, Aug. 2012)
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April 01, 2017

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Loads of cedar, sandalwood and charred American oak aromas and flavours dominate here, heavily spiced and perfumed...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a traditional Rioja with all kinds of coconutty oak, spice and leather around almost dried fig fruit. It is...

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