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Rio Madre Rioja Graciano 2011
91 points Robert Parker: The same characteristics are also present in the 2011 Rio Madre. It exhibits slightly riper blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, wood smoke, camphor and a vivid floral display. These cuvees are aged in French oak prior to bottling. Both should drink well for 2-5 years. (Oct 2012)
From what I read, most rioja's use tempranillo grapes more than graciano, whereas this wine is 100% graciano. I absolutely loved this rioja and it's one of my favorites. Very intense wine, complex, heavy tannins. Would definitely buy again.