2006 Urbina Rioja Reserva Especial

Community Tasting Note


Thursday, January 14, 2021 - WSET Level 3, Sessions 1, 2, & 3 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia): Appearance: clear medium garnet (aged?)
Nose: Cranberry, cassis, cooked black plum. Cherry. Liqueured cherry. Dried herbs, mushroom, leather, earth, tobacco, savoury. Prunes. Oak: vanilla, nutmeg. Cola/cough syrup. Tomato leaf? Clean, medium intensity, tertiary, fully developed.
Palate: Sour cherry, black plum, cassis. Blackberry. Black tea? Leather, earth, tobacco. Oak: vanilla. Savoury, earthy. Mint. Dried herbs. Dry, medium(+) acidity, medium tannins, high alcohol. Medium(-) body, medium finish.
Assessment of quality: Very good.
Level of readiness for drinking: Drink now, has potential for ageing or further ageing.

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