Rioja 2007: panel tasting results

Rioja 2007
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Bodegas Loa, Alavesa

Intense currant, baked fruit, toasty cedar, pencil lead, smoke and vanilla bouquet. Fresh, intense and woody palate offering a rich, ripe entry, sumptuous syrupy fruit lifted by balsamic and very well-handled tannins. Classy stuff. 18.67pts/20
Price: £45–£49 Gauntleys, Rhone 2 Rioja, Swig, Uncorked
Drink: From 2013
Alc: 14%