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Muriel Fincas De La Villa 2013 Wine Review

Muriel Fincas De La Villa 2013

Muriel Fincas De La Villa 2013

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2019-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Muriel Fincas De La Villa

Agent: Wineworld Importers & Exporters Ltd

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RESERVA / This lovely Spanish red wine is dusty and earthy with great structure, but it's not fruity in the least. Just a faint hint of dried blackberry on this Rioja red wine. Also dried herbs and an almost chalky finish in an attractive way, though a little short. This full-bodied Spanish red wine is made from all Tempranillo. Finishes with espresso. MINE: Muriel Reserva Vendimia Seleccionada (2011) is a full-bodied red wine with from 100% Tempranillo. The wine is blackberry jam, wood smoke and espresso coffee and dark chocolate on the palate. There is a lingering dried-herb, savoury finish on the wine. Really a WOW wine looking for a roasted garlic and rosemary leg of lamb. OTHER: Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review: From Spain's Rioja region, a Tempranillo matured 24 mos in oak, 12 mos in bottle. Aromas and stronger flavours of mature red fruit, sweet spice, tobacco, leather and fragrant rosemary. Mouth-watering acidity, silky tannins, endless elegant finish. Savour this one with rack of lamb smothered in lots of garlic and rosemary. Tasted Jan. 2017. OTHER: Crafted from the region's celebrated Tempranillo, this is always a classic example of traditional Rioja. It will be dark and earthy with spice, dried herbs, leather and Rioja's telltale balsamic note. Muriel ages their Reservas for two years in American and French oak, a year more than required by law, and matures them for another two years in bottle. Tempranillo's fabulous food-friendliness will be amply on display here; pair with paella, risotto, lasagna, polenta, Chile rellenos...we could go on (Vintages Panel, updated). - Community Wine Reviews

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