Altos ‘R’ Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Tempranillo from Spain
Review Date : 07-Jul-2016
Full, very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour with some purple on the rim. The nose is firm and intense with finely packed aromas of dark-red berry and cherry fruit entwined with savoury dark herbs along with nuances of earth and minerals, unveiling raspberry, liquorice and blackberry liqueur elements with aeration. Medium-full bodied, this has bold and moythfilling flavours of ripe dark-red and black berried fruits melded with fresh dark herbs, along with earth and mineral notes. The fruit is sweet and up-front and balanced by plenty of grainy tannin grip and acid liveliness. The flavours carry with good drive and line to a fulsome, sweet, black-fruited and liquorice flavoured finish. This is a bold, ripe and fulsome Rioja with sweet fruit and robustness. A Joven wine, 100% Tempranillo from vines 10-20 y.o., and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 6 months in 80% French and 20% American seasoned oak. Match with Mediterranean cuisine, casseroles and barbecued red meat dishes over the next 3-4 years. 17.0+/20 Jul 2016 RRP $16.99

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