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Lealtanza Bodegas Altanza Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005 Wine Review

Lealtanza Bodegas Altanza Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005

Lealtanza Bodegas Altanza Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005

D.O.C.A., Rioja, Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2010-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Lealtanza

Agent: Barrique Wines & Spirits Imports

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Lovely mature aromas with leather, cigar, violets and dried plums. Full-bodied and ultra-supple. Drink now rather than age further. See what a mature wine tastes like as it’s rare thing these days in stores or restaurants. Delights from the get-go.

Tempranillo food pairings: chili verde, short ribs, sharp cheddar, lamb, turkey.

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This Lealtanza Bodegas Altanza Gran Reserva Tempranillo 2005 was reviewed on August 3, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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The Gran Reserva is sourced from 50-year-old vines and exhibits very fine red and black cherry perfume on the nose with a hint of oak spice. It is beautifully balanced on the palate with refined flavors and mouth feel and nicely integrated oak, earth and savory notes. Elegant and refined, reminiscent of good Burgundy. Score: 93. Source: Mike Potashnik & Don Winkler, i-winereview.com, Oct. 2012

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