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Telmo Rodriguez Rioja Lanzaga Proprietary Blend Wine 2008

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

This red is light-bodied but muscular with focused flavors of cherry berry herbs and tobacco supported by light firm tannins and lively acidity. Balanced and subtle. Drink now through 2013. -TM Wine Spectator.

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Compañía de Vinos Telmo Rodríguez S.L.:
In 1994, Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodríguez, along with a third oenologist, created a Garnacha from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was called Alma (soul). This is how the business started, originally under the name of Compañía de Vinos de La Granja. The name was a declaration of intent: it made it clear that the company would be producing more wines in the future and contained a homag... Read more
In 1994, Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodríguez, along with a third oenologist, created a Garnacha from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was called Alma (soul). This is how the business started, originally under the name of Compañía de Vinos de La Granja. The name was a declaration of intent: it made it clear that the company would be producing more wines in the future and contained a homage to La Granja, the famous glassworks, a centre of outstanding Spanish craftwork that has all but disappeared. Read less

External Reviews for Telmo Rodriguez Rioja Lanzaga Proprietary Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This red is light-bodied but muscular with focused flavors of cherry berry herbs and tobacco supported by light firm tannins and lively acidity. Balanced and subtle. Drink now through 2013. -TM Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 2008 Lanzaga was sourced from a biodynamically farmed Rioja Alavesa vineyard and is also a blend of Tempranillo Garnacha and Graciano aged in oak of various sizes for 14 months. It is a more brooding offering with enough structure to merit an additional 2-3 years of bottle age. The current Telmo Rodriguez collection includes wines produced in eight different DOs all of them fermented with native yeasts. The fact that quality ranges from excellent to outstanding is a tribute to


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of dried cherry and pipe tobacco with hints of woodsmoke and vanilla in the background. Chewy dark fruit flavors gain sweetness and weight with air and pick up a suave floral pastille nuance. Finishes very long with smooth tannins and lingering smoke and peppery spice qualities. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Sweet blueberry fruit. Cinnamon biscuit spice. Then much fresher and silkier than I expected. Elegant delicate fresh and a taut lively long finish. 17/20 (JH) Jancis Robinson.




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