Medium ruby red. Indian spices and leather with distant potpourri on the nose. Really a fascinating bouquet. Notes of spiced crabapple, saddle leather, concentrated raspberries. Cigar tobacco from the mid-palate into a long, lingering finish. 91, more because it is interesting than because I like it. Caveat: tried on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Amsterdam.
This gets a solid 92 points from me. Great on the nose, mid palate and a nice lingering finish. Nose was red fruit for me with a mix of coffee and chocolate powder (nestle quick). Well balanced and for the right price.
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(La Rioja Alta Rioja Viņa Alberdi Reserva) Dark red violet color; tart black fruit, dried fig, light cedar, fig newton, graham cracker nose; tangy, tart black fruit, dried berry, graham cracker palate; medium-plus finish 88+ points
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