Marques De Riscal Gran Reserva Rioja 2012 (Spain)

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VinoUS Media Review
Rated 94
The 2012 Rioja Gran Reserva has a refulgent magenta color. Copious blueberry, blackberry and iodine aromas unfurl on the nose, all very intense and, of course, youthful. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained, silky-smooth tannins, beautifully enmeshed with black fruit laced with charcoal and tobacco. This is a classically-styled Gran Reserva that still manages to deliver a lot of fruit, though that does not seem obvious due to the fine bead of acidity and the very elegant, balsamic-tinged finish, which will stand this wine in good stead for long-term aging. (Neal Martin)

Wine Tasting Notes
Deep black-cherry color, almost opaque. Very elegant, complex nose, with aromas of black fruit and lots of spice. It is smooth and round in the mouth, with tannins whch are firm, yet silky and very sweet and which envelop the whole palate. The finish is long, lingering, fresh and balanced with a hint of fine elegant tannins.

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