Very dry and developed, tart pale red fruit, and a light oxidative streak balanced by refreshing acidity and a savory, mineral-inflected salinity. A zesty, long finish evokes dried fruit and flowers, delicate spice notes, and the slightly astringent tannins of old American oak. A very good match with Peking duck.
Aromas of melon, papaya, barley malt, river rocks, salty green olives and a bit of cheese, hint of varnish, sweet, savory, and good. Tastes fresh and good, nice intensity but little overt oxidization, good fruit, plenty of acidity, some complexity, fairly long finish. Interesting and quite enjoyable.
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(R. López de Heredia Rioja Rosado Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia) Light medium orange color; rancio, almond, green almond nose; green almond, marconi almond, rancio palate with medium acidity; medium finish
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