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Contino Reserva 2004

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2004 is now seen, qualitatively, in the same light as the astonishing 2001<br/>vintage. A tardy growing season produced grapes with very ripe tannins and<br/>impressive levels of sugar. The resulting wines are full-bodied, yet<br/>wonderfully rounded. The blend is 80% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha and 15%<br/>Graciano, fermented in stainless steel and matured in a combination of French<br/>and American oak. The wine displays notes of strawberry fruit, with a balsamic<br/>backdrop, then soft and supple tannins; all in all this is a classic Contino;<br/>at the same time gloriously uncomplicated and yet wonderfully complex! <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

Region: Spain » Rioja » Rioja Alta

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Varietal: tempranillo
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03/29/2010

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2004 is now seen, qualitatively, in the same light as the astonishing 2001<br/>vintage. A tardy growing season produced grapes with very ripe tannins and<br/>impressive levels of sugar. The resulting wines are full-bodied, yet<br/>wonderfully rounded. The blend is 80% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha and 15%<br/>Graciano, fermented in stainless steel and matured in a combination of French<br/>and American oak. The wine displays notes of strawberry fruit, with a balsamic<br/>backdrop, then soft and supple tannins; all in all this is a classic Contino;<br/>at the same time gloriously uncomplicated and yet wonderfully complex! <br/>(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)

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