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Massimo Rioja 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is intense and high toned with a lovely balsamic note that pierces the dark raspberry fruit on the nose. There’s a good lashing of oak here but it is currently held in check by the fruit. Bright and nicely lightweight on entry with small, polished tannins and firm if well integrated acidity wrapped inside a blanket of raspberry fruit with soft balsamic and forest floor elements emerging on the backend. Really showing impressively complexity for the weight and power, this is ripe but not forced. This is a touch dark with some jolly rancher wild cherry coming out on the finish but is a lovely modern example of Rioja Crianza. 88pts

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Region: Spain » Rioja

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Color: Red
Varietal: tempranillo
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Editorial Reviews for Massimo Rioja

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,725
3.50 5
11/09/2011

This is intense and high toned with a lovely balsamic note that pierces the dark raspberry fruit on the nose. There’s a good lashing of oak here but it is currently held in check by the fruit. Bright and nicely lightweight on entry with small, polished tannins and firm if well integrated acidity wrapped inside a blanket of raspberry fruit with soft balsamic and forest floor elements emerging on the backend. Really showing impressively complexity for the weight and power, this is ripe but not forced. This is a touch dark with some jolly rancher wild cherry coming out on the finish but is a lovely modern example of Rioja Crianza. 88pts


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Snooth User: louishyde
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2.50 5
09/10/2011

Two and a half glasses



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