2005 Paternina, Banda Azul, Crianza, Rioja

Producer: Federico Paternina
Vintage: 2005
Grape variety: Tempranillo
Origin: Spain, North-Eastern, La Rioja
Appellation: Rioja
Date tasted: 15 December 2009
Price when tasted: £7.99

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Tasting notes


From a winery founded in 1896, this really delivers at the price. It has classic, crunchy red fruit underpinned by leather, spice, truffles, coffee and chocolate, with integrated oak adding further muscle. Pepper and ripe tannins bind everything together, through to the long finish. Drink 2009/10. (16 points) £7.99

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