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Viña Herminia Excelsus 2009 Wine Review

Viña Herminia Excelsus 2009

Viña Herminia Excelsus 2009

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Viña Herminia

Agent: John Hanna & Sons Limited

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Produced by Henri Gualco, Récolt., this is signature Rioja with dusty, dry nuances; not fruit-forward in the slightest. Full-bodied and smooth with terrific mouth-watering acidity for a wide range of dishes, from steak to grilled chicken or pork chops. Lovely smoky finish on this wine.

Food pairings: steak, grilled chicken, pork chops.

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This Viña Herminia Excelsus 2009 was reviewed on June 21, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Cedar, cigar box, smoke, blackberry and black cherry aromas accompanied by a little bit of eucalyptus and graphite give this wine a refined 'late night' feel. The taste is full-bodies with black and tart cherries and a little grippy tannins for a velvet mouth-feel. This would be a great steak wine, but perhaps even better with hard cheeses.
This full-bodied Spanish red wine features smoky notes on the nose, dried red fruit and herbs. A lingering finish adds to the attraction of this wine. There's both elegance and balance in this blend of 50% Tempranillo and 50% Garnacha grapes. This wine was aged for 8 months in the winery's cellar before release. - Community Wine Reviews

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