Rioja 2007: panel tasting results

Rioja 2007
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Bodegas Altanza, Lealtanza, Reserva, Alta

Stony, vanilla oak, spice, farmyard, rich damson and black cherry bouquet. A leaner style with lovely rich fruit, big tannins and a touch of tobacco. Acidity is high and oak is dominant yet it is balanced. Plump and youthful, elegant wine. 16.67pts/20
Price: £16.25 (2005) L’Art du Vin
Drink: From 2012
Alc: 13.5%