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Monday 25 November 2019

Campo Vieja Rioja Gran Riserva 2012

Needs time, air - slightly closed, reductive. The palate possesses what I love about Gran Riserva - so Gran Riserva wines require minimum 3 years aging, with at least one year in oak and six months in bottle - Tempranillo, the remnants of old oak bound up with silken tannins that latterly reveal themselves in that fine grained, silty way.

Fading hints of black fruit on show here, morphing to a palate of reasonable length of savoury flavour. Pretty incredible to be able to appreciate a 7yo on release for $30. 91 

Tasted on: Saturday 28th September, a Fruit to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $29.99
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

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