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Community Tasting Notes (18) Avg Score: 88.4 points

  • Caught this classic Rioja at its peak, I am sure. Everything was beautifully balanced. The marked acidity of LdH was fully integrated, this wine was ready to be drank. Just such a pure style and entirely indicative of the best large house producer of Rioja. This had finesse, grip, force and elegance; the total rustic package. A complete food wine that utterly complimented the nice dried fig braised chicken with couscous that was served for the occasion.

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  • Blind Wines with Erica and Scott (Portland, Maine): Medium-garnet in the glass.
    N: Oxidized. Very oxidized.
    P: Figgy, watery, acetaldehyde, sour finish.

    Upon realizing it was a Lopez de Heredia, and deliberately oxidized, I retasted it. After a while I started to see past the acetaldehyde to get a nice warm earthy fruit quality, with a hint of brett and a savory quality. Seems nice...I'd like to spend more time with this.

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  • Color : Ruby with a hint of rust at the rim
    Smell: Earth, pipe tobacco, leather, faint cedar, and red fruits
    Taste: Dried red fruits, chewing tobacco, cedar, minerals, and a faint hint of coffee
    Overall: Medium body, medium fruit, Med+ acidity. One of the most complex crianzas I've had in my life. I'm highly impressed by the depth and quality of this.

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  • This wine definitely reflects its lineage. It tastes very similar to other LdH wines I have had just with less intensity. When I first tried this it a few years ago it was showing too much oak, but now it is light, delicate and fruity with a touch of earthiness all bundled together with nice acidity.

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  • Very similar to my last notes. Delicious wine, so much leather and earth but still the fruit is haning in there. Acidity is vibrant as ever. drinking wonderfully now.

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