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Olarra Erudito Reserva Especial 2015 Wine Review

Olarra Erudito Reserva Especial 2015

Olarra Erudito Reserva Especial 2015

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:95/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $39.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Olarra

Agent: Macdonald And Company

Natalie's Score: 95/100

A full-bodied, intense Rioja red made from 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. Dry with dark cherry, plum, dried sweet tobacco leaf, anise, baking and oak spice flavours on the palate. Very approachable now.

Food pairings: leg of lamb, cheese, venison stew, hearty lasagne.

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This Olarra Erudito Reserva Especial 2015 was reviewed on September 18, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Olarra Erudito 2015 Reserva Especial is a deep, dark and mouth-watering, robust Rioja red made from mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha and Graciano. Lots of ripe dark fruit, fig, dried fruit and dark chocolate flavours on the palate and very approachable now. This vintage was awarded an International Trophy for Red Spanish Varietals under and Platinum - Best in Show: Best Red Spanish Varietals. - Community Wine Reviews

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