Castillo Labastida Reserva Tempranillo 2004 Wine Review

Castillo Labastida Reserva Tempranillo 2004
D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain
Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 2
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Product #: 95125

Price: $23.95
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2009-2012
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Castillo Labastida
Agent: H.H.D. Imports
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Spanish wines may just offer the best value-for-money in all of Europe. This Reserva from Rioja, the heart of Spain’s winemaking culture, is mellowed enough by its extended ageing to enjoy now, but it will also reward cellaring for another decade. My note: This wine is made from the Tempranillo grape and was matured for 16 months in French and American oak. Lovely notes of black cherry, leather, violets and cigar box. More than flavor, this wine excels in texture: supple, soft and caressing: it’s spectacular. Long finish.

This was reviewed November 21, 2009 by

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Heather Wall Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Out of storage and amazing! Velvety smooth full bodied Tempranillo. Dark ruby red. Plum, raisin, leather, oak, and alcohol. Could still easily age up to another 3yrs. Enjoyed with grilled beef skewers. My love affair with this Spanish grape continues.

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