2004 Rioja Tempranillo
Style: Full, Bold
Best Ever Rioja
The nose on this wine was oak-y, a little dirt (a good thing!), and incredible perfume. I think it blasts half the flavors on our favorite tasting wheel, and had nice long finish--and some dregs.
We got hooked on Rioja Reservas in the early 1980s, and this one tastes not only more like a Reserva, but maybe even our best one ever! Cam, please go back and find more! And while you are at it, find us more Duero, Toro and Priorat reds!