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Cortijo Cortijo III Tinto Premier 2008

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Bodegas Aldeanueva's 2004 Cortijo III Tinto (made from 100% Tempranillo) is a tank-fermented and aged Rioja that sells for a song. In fact, I cannot think of another Rioja at this price level that offers this much character and fruit. Its moderate ruby color is accompanied by a sweet nose of strawberries, cherries, spice box, dried herbs, and tobacco. With a lush texture, medium body, and no hard edges, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 1-2 years. This is an excellent bargain.

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Region: Spain » Rioja

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  • 2008

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Winery: Cortijo III
Color: Red
Varietal: Tempranillo
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External Reviews for Cortijo Cortijo III Tinto Premier

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bodegas Aldeanueva's 2004 Cortijo III Tinto (made from 100% Tempranillo) is a tank-fermented and aged Rioja that sells for a song. In fact, I cannot think of another Rioja at this price level that offers this much character and fruit. Its moderate ruby color is accompanied by a sweet nose of strawberries, cherries, spice box, dried herbs, and tobacco. With a lush texture, medium body, and no hard edges, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 1-2 years. This is an excellent bargain.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The bright orange label will catch you eye, and the wine will win over your wallet and taste buds. A big mouthful of round, bright fruit makes this a perfect accompaniment to tapas, especially those involving beef or pork.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Typical of Rioja, this soft wine has a gamey touch of pleasant, ripe fruit and a well-balanced finish. It goes well with chicken, turkey, pasta, pizza and smoked salmon.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The bright orange label is certainly eye catching and the fruit-driven, well-balanced style of this wine will open your eyes even wider. Made from 100% Tempranillo, Cortijo III is one of the greatest values from Rioja we have ever seen; this wine will make you a believer.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 2010 Cortijo Tinto, a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha, is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Spicy red fruits and violets compose this wine's restrained perfume. Lightweight but tasty on the palate, it will pair nicely with pizza and burgers over the next 1-2 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The 2005 Cortijo III Tinto is an unoaked cuvee of 100% Tempranillo. Medium ruby-colored, with a fruity cassis-scented nose, it delivers gobs of ripe, juicy, forward flavor in a hedonistic package.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Light purple. Spicy cherry and dried berry aromas are complicated by fresh flowers and dark chocolate. Focused and firm, with bitter cherry and anise flavors and good grip on the end. Grown-up for this price point.


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