2005 Paternina, Banda Azul, Crianza, Rioja

Producer: Federico Paternina
Vintage: 2005
Date tasted: 20 September 2012
Price when tasted: £7.99
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Tasting notes

20/09/2012

From a winery founded in 1896, this Crianza really delivers for the price. It possesses that classic, crunchy red fruit you get from Rioja, underpinned by leather, spice, truffles, coffee and chocolate, with the well-integrated oak adding further muscle. There%u2019s some pepper in there, and ripe tannins that bind everything together, through to the long, fresh finish. 16/20

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