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Bodegas Franco Espanolas Tempranillo 2004

Bodegas Franco Espanolas Tempranillo 2004
D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain

Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 2
 
Price: $17.95
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 13.5%
 
Drink: 2010-2015
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Bodegas Franco Espanolas

Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

The 2004 Bodegas Franco Espanolas Rioja Bordón Reserva is actually 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and 5% Carignan/Cariñena/Mazuelo (label on the bottle vs. LCBO description). It is medium bodied, with intense, INTEGRATED to aged notes of red berries including red currant, oak, coconut, vanilla and faint leather. Tannins are refined (decant for half to full hour) and the finish is long. It is best to drink now, but can hold for 5 more years, when leather and musky notes will emerge. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 92 pts - a definitely recommended wine as there currently aren't any finer Rioja examples available (at least not at this price point) - just note it's Gold Medal. Tasted Dec/10.
 

  


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