Red

2008 Miguel Merino Rioja Unnum

Tempranillo

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • Rioja
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  • walkerjfw wrote: (92 points)

    April 30, 2016 - Go Big or Go Home...Birthday Bash with Mags and 3L bottles (Chez Walker - Princeton, NJ): From a magnum that I had "sherpa'd" back from Briones Spain a few years ago...Decided it was time to open this along with several other mags and 3L for a birthday bash...decanted for about 2.5 hours, before serving

    Really enjoyed this when I had it at the winery. The wines are made by a father/son team each making a version of Rioja. This is the "modern" version made by the son.

    Dark, inky color. Nose jumps out of the decanter...Dark fruits, licorice, "shoe polish" (not bad though...). Palate was dense dark berries, earth and anise. Some savory notes on mid palate.

    This is a rich and extracted wine, not for everyone. Some might say its too Modern (in the Parker sense). Our crowd liked it, a natural progression up from some lighter wines so it worked. Would pair well with grilled meats...very nice, brought back a good memory of my visit to the winery in Summer 2014...as/of my visit then this was not imported to the US. I paid around 70 Euro for the magnum...

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/27/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Miguel Merino Rioja Unnum) Very dark ruby color; torrefaction, mocha, espresso beans, black licorice nose; torrefaction, ripe berry, black fruit palate, reminiscent of a Parkerized Right Bank Bordeaux; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Miguel Merino
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation Unnum
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Rioja
  • UPC Code 8473002131355

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  • In Cellars 27 (75%)
  • Consumed 9 (25%)

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