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Bodegas Valsacro Rioja 2005

Member Review by ruymann:

Delicious. Complex spices from the Granache. Drank next to the Lan 2005 Rioja (well-rated by Wine Spectator) and the Valsacro is clearly a meatier choice.

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Region: Spain » Rioja
Color: Red
Variety: Rioja
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Vintage: 2001 05/18/2009

Delicious. Complex spices from the Granache. Drank next to the Lan 2005 Rioja (well-rated by Wine Spectator) and the Valsacro is clearly a meatier choice.


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Vintage: 2004 01/03/2012

The 2004 Crianza is a blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, and Mazuelo. Dark crimson in color, the nose reveals lots of spice, mineral, black raspberry, and black cherry. On the palate this Rioja is layered and rich with enough silky tannin to evolve for several years. Spicy, satisfying, and lengthy, this is a wine to enjoy now and over the next 8ndash;10 years.


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Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

Alluring aromas of blackberry and spice give way to blackberry, cola, toast and mineral flavors, on a plush texture, with well-integrated tannins and succulent acidity. A modern style, with lots of oak, but enough fruit for balance. Drink now through 2011.


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Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

Ruby-red. Deeply spicy, pungent aromas of sweet red and dark berries complemented by toasty oak, dried flowers, cigar box and coffee. Lush, supple and weighty with vibrancy to its cherry and blackcurrant tones, and focus from its supple tannins. Finishes sweet and long, with a lingering note of cherry liqueur.


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Vintage: 2004 01/03/2012

The purple-colored 2004 Crianza is a blend of 50% Tempranillo, 40% Garnacha, and 10% Mazuelo. It has an excellent perfume of mineral, scorched earth, violets, black cherry leading to a layered, ripe, medium to full-bodied wine. On the palate spicy black fruit and mineral notes emerge leading to a medium long, fruit-filled finish. It will evolve for 2ndash;3 years and provide optimum drinking from 2012 to 2024.


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Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

Bright purple. Deep, oaky aromas of candied blackberry, cassis and plum, with suggestions of white pepper, mocha and vanilla. Supple and medium-bodied but also nicely focused, the sweet dark berry flavors gently lifted by suave, sneaky acidity. Lush, sweet and long on the finish, with expanding blackberry and black raspberry flavors.


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Vintage: 2004 06/29/2009

The 2004 Rioja, made from 70-year old Grenache, 28-year old Tempranillo, and 25-year old Mazuelo, is a serious, structured, backward effort displaying notes of lead pencil shavings, black cherries, cedar and licorice. It is a medium-bodied, attractive, elegant Rioja with moderately high tannin, excellent depth, and fine purity as well as personality. Still tightly knit, it will benefit from another year or two of bottle age, and should last for a decade.


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Vintage: 2004 05/19/2011

Tender and expressive, this red offers black raspberry, boysenberry, cocoa and tobacco flavors, generous on the palate, but with gentle tannins. Not muscular, but intriguing and harmonious. Drink now through 2011.


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