Tuesday, June 28, 2022

La Rioja Alta

2016 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva....$23.99
Glistening ruby-red. Spice-tinged red fruit and floral aromas pick up hints of coconut and succulent herbs with air. Silky and expressive on the palate, offering appealingly sweet cherry and raspberry flavors and a spicecake nuance that builds steadily in the glass. Closes long and smooth, with repeating florality and subtle tannins that come in late.
Rated 92/100 Vinous Media

2015 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Rioja Reserva...$39.99
A rich nose of raspberry, crushed strawberry, blueberry, coconut, cedar and sweet spice. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and fresh acidity. Creamy, balanced and layered with vibrant, spicy character. Long and polished. 80% tempranillo and 20% garnacha. Drink or hold.
Rated 96/100 James Suckling

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