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2015 Allende Rioja Spain

2015 Allende Rioja Spain

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Winemaker Notes

Intense garnet color with a violet rim. Powerful on the mid-palate with notes of Mediterranean forest floor, red berry jam and fresh ink, on the palate the wine is intense and voluminous with a long, commanding finish.

Critical Acclaim

Wine Spectator
This red is ripe and concentrated. Bold fruit flavors of blackberry and currant mingle with cocoa, toast and licorice notes, giving this a jammy character that stays lively thanks to sweet-tart acidity. Well-integrated tannins keep this sturdy. In the modern style. Tempranillo.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of two new vineyard-designated reds produced for the first time in 2015, the 2015  was sourced from a plot planted in Briones back in 1942 at 495 meters of altitude on clay and gravel soils. The bunches were selected, then the grapes were sorted by a new optical machine and put to ferment uncrushed in a French oak vat after a cold soak. Malolactic was in barrel followed by 16 months in new French barriques. This comes from red soils with clay, soils that tend to deliver more fruit-forward wines, a little baroque, juicy and tasty. It's quite fruit-driven, with glossy tannins, balsamic with more volume. A showy, ripe, modern Rioja with some lactic hints. 9,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2017.

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