La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Reserva 2015 (375ML)
100% Tempranillo from our Mayorita, El Bardal and El Rebollar vineyards in Rodezno and Alto del Rey in Labastida. These vineyards are located at an altitude of 500- 600 metres (1600-2000 ft) above sea level, planted more than 40 years ago in chalky clay soils.
Wine Enthusiast – “Deep garnet in the glass, this wine offers a nose of cassis, Delicious apple peel and toffee. Luxurious tannins support flavors of blackberry, cherry liqueur, butterscotch and clove. Touches of sage and oregano animate the fruit-filled finish.” (94 Pts)
James Suckling – “Aromas of subtle red fruit with plums, spice and cedar. Some dried flowers and dried spices, such as paprika. It’s medium-bodied with some pretty, ripe fruit in the center palate, fine tannins and a citrus and cedar undertone to the finish. Drink or hold.” (93 Pts)
Vinous – “Glistening ruby-red. Lively, smoke- and spice-accented cherry and red berry aromas are complemented by floral and tobacco flourishes. Seamless and focused on the palate, offering juicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air. Shows very good energy and repeating floral character on a long, focused finish framed by well-integrated tannins.” (94 Pts)
Wine Advocate – “The classic Haro-styled red La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Reserva 2015, sold abroad with the mention of Reserva and in Spain as Crianza, is a good introduction to the house style: balsamic reds with abundant notes of sweet spices and cigar ash, developed aromas of forest floor and a creamy twist making small concessions for a fresher and cleaner profile in the last few years but keeping the classic style. There are notes of ground tobacco and earth, and the palate is seamless and sleek, with polished tannins and a soft mouthfeel.” (91 Pts)
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