Country: Spain Region: Rioja
Varietal: 95% Tempranillo / 5% Mazuelo Blend
Vintage: 2008 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Bodegas Lopez de Heredia
This Reserva has been matured for six and a half years in French oak barrels. It has a very delicate and fresh nose, with empyreumatic aromas and some hints of vanilla. The aromatically complex palate is rich, with a creamy texture and firm but elegant tannins. This wine has excellent ageing potential.
Super-smooth with light tannins, this medium bodied Rioja has plentiful aromas of black pepper, cherry and blackberry. The palate is dry with medium acidity, smooth tannins with flavours of ripe, damson plum, blackberry, fresh cherries and cassis alongside subtle oak, lingering black pepper, tobacco and light leather with a long finish. Drinking really well at the moment.
Food Matches: Goat Cheese / Beef / Lamb / Veal