2008 Bodega Abel Mendoza Rioja Jarrarte


  • Spain
  • > La Rioja
  • > La Rioja Alta
  • > Rioja
Drink between 2012 - 2017
CT89.4 8 reviews
Borrowed from N.V.
Borrowed from 1994
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Community Tasting Notes 1

  • Libiamo! wrote: (87 points)

    February 21, 2013 - A fruit forward modern style Rioja with fortunately enough acidity and judicious use of oak (French?) preventing it from tasting like a fruit bomb from the New World. A mix of black and red fruits, smoke, wet stone, vanilla and hint of spice. Good concentration, OK length. Alcohol seems to jump out a bit more for my taste. 13.5% abv. on the label but feels more like 14%. A bit extracted with medium plus tannins. Decant for at least 30 minutes to an hour.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodega Abel Mendoza
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation Jarrarte
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 7 (22%)
  • Consumed 25 (78%)

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