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Crianza 2009

13.5% Vol

Region: D.O. Rioja

Varieties:  85 % Tempranillo & 15% Garnacha

Notes: This wine for the price was a small surprise as I was not expecting a relatively smooth and subtle crianza rioja for this price. Does have a large mouthful of chocolate with nice tannins just lacks the complexity and persistence in the mouth but considering an impressive 12 months in oak barrels, it doesn’t have an overpowering level of oak. One of the better everyday drinking wines at this price point, would buy again for a BBQ or casual night with friends. The first thing that comes to mind to accompany this wine is nice cheese from the north of spain. Try a bottle won’t be disappointed at this price point.

Notas: Este vino por el precio es una pequeña sorpresa, ya que no esperaba un rioja crianza relativamente suave y sutil por este precio. Tiene un gran bocado de chocolate con agradables taninos pero simplemente carece de complejidad y persistencia en la boca, pero teniendo en cuenta la impresionante cifra de 12 meses en barricas de roble, no tiene un nivel abrumador de sabor a madera. Uno de los mejores vinos para beber todos los días a este precio, lo compraría otra vez para una barbacoa o una noche informal con amigos. Lo primero que viene a la mente para acompañar este vino es buen queso del norte de España. Pruebe una botella no le decepcionara por este precio.

Value for money:    7.75  /  10

Quality:   86  points

Price:  3.5 euros

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