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Rio Madre 2011 Wine Review

Rio Madre 2011

Rio Madre 2011

Rioja, Spain

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $14.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Rio Madre

Agent: Christopher Stewart Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A terrific, full-bodied red wine at an staggeringly great price! This is a DOCA wine and is produced by Bodegas Y Vinedos Ilurce. Loaded with fleshy dark fruit, mouth-watering action and layers of lip-smacking flavours. this wine was matured in French oak. Lovely!

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This Rio Madre 2011 was reviewed on January 4, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Alain Charpentier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

The Rio Madre is composed of 100% Graciano grapes hardly found outside the Rioja region of Spain.
This full-bodied red delivers aromas of cranberries and a hint of clove. On the palate, the tannins are well integrated and, for a Rioja wine, is surprisingly unoaky. Mouth-watering acidity, red fruit and spices precede a long finish. This wine is a good value for the price.
Pairing suggestions: steak with Montreal spices, turkey with cranberry sauce,
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

91pts Wine Advocate. It exhibits slightly riper blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, wood smoke, camphor and a vivid floral display. These cuvees are aged in French oak prior to bottling. Both should drink well for 2-5 years.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

91 pts selon le Wine Advocate. Il démontre des arômes de mures légcrement plus mures entremelées avec des touches de réglisse, de fumée de bois, de camphre et une présence florale vive. Ces cuvées sont vieillies dans du chene français avant

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool
Made from 100% Graciano, a native grape that is now experiencing a renaissance and is highly valued by modern Rioja winemakers both as an important flavour component in blends and for its excellence as a single varietal. Source: Vintage Wine Panel, undated.

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