91 Points

Thursday, December 17, 2009 - This bottle was a lovely gift from a very kind client, thanks Irving! A fine example of a mature Rioja Gran Reserva. The color was an outstanding clear ruby. The group made a decision to open and pour based on the bottles age. The bouquet was light, but the there were aromas of beef blood, leather and truffle. I picked up the metallic on my tongue immediately, but a rose petal and mild cocoa flavor was present. This wines high acidity has allowed for its ability to age so gracefully. EG

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