- Crimsom color and aromas of cherry. It's balanced and has flavours of cherry and mint with a medium/full body. Smooth texture with a long finish - Nice nose...opened up in the glass after thirty minutes. Strong cherry flavor. Beautiful body, tight and dry. Bought this bottle from R.Lopez himself.
cheers, I've been drinking a lot of Riojas lately and was looking forward to this bottle. It started fine, my first impression was good, but then it never opened up. In fact after an hour, it tasted a bit flat. 2002 is one of the worst vintages in recent Rioja history and this wine suffered from that. Riojas are a terrific bargain and I did enjoy this wine, but the 2002 isn't worth the money. Buy a different year. Nice color, decent on the nose, nice earthy taste up front, then a slightly metallic flat finish.
Old world style wine - more a symphony than a rock band, with fruit, tannins, and terroir blending harmoniously. Very light texture, almost as light as a French pinot. Red currants, blueberry blend with subtle spices and cigar box. Mild and consistent tannins provide the background music.
- Crimsom color with medium forming legs. It's balanced with a medium body. Round texture with a medium finish - Classical Rioja with fading crimson color, nice, farm-evoking aromas and a balanced mouth. Finish is shortish, but pleasant. Not a heavy wine, but withgood mature flavours.
New year's Eve dinner with Jill and Tom. Drank with grilled skirt steak, salsa Verde, pickled onions, buttered pasta. Wonderful pairing (all agreed). Nice depth and body that held up to the hearty food. Earthy old world goodness. More please.
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