|Dan Trcka rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
The 2004 Fernández De Piérola Reserva, made of 10% Tempranillo and aged in French and American oak for 24 months, is a medium bodied, fruity to integrated wine, with appealing aromas of violets and oak on the nose and red currant, blueberry and faint vanilla on the palate. It is slightly on the acidic side, has subtle to refined tannins, needs to be decanted - the longer, the better (to allow for the yogurty notes to escape), and has a medium finish. This wine, though from 2004, still has the potential to evolve - drink now - 2018. My impression: NICE, 89 pts – not a typical Rioja. Tasted July/12.
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