Friday, July 15, 2011

2001 Rioja Gran Reserva

2001 Leza Garcia Gran Reserva

2001 Leza García Gran Reserva, DOCa Rioja

Some redemption is in order. I'm paying for this shit, and I'm so fed up with uncorking bottle after bottle of jammy, confected nukes. I mean come on, please, people can't possibly enjoy these disgusting modern wines. No way, try drinking these over-alcoholic, jammy, and completely obese wines over an evening and get back to me. You won't be able to get through a bottle I can guarantee it.

I like these old(er) Riojas. They have that delicacy and more importantly, energy that makes them so unique. This is already showing a slightly orange/brick red hue on the rim. What a gorgeous nose of creamy, integrated vanilla and stewed red berries, classic tempranillo at its finest. Strawberries and all that. Elegant, mature palate, finely structured on a long, spicy finish. Delicious.

DF

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