Viña Real Crianza 2012 Wine Review
Rioja D.O.C.A, Spain
Community Reviews: 7
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
Smoky, dry, straight-up pleasure for the price. Full-bodied with black smoky fruit and toasty oak. Decant 1 hour. Savoury and mouth-watering on the palate. Pair with grilled meats.
Food pairings: sautéed duck with green peppers mushrooms and bamboo shoots, curried duck, pineapple and bell peppers fried duck.
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This Viña Real Crianza 2012 was reviewed on April 4, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Tania Thomas - CSW, WSET ADV rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
From the heart of Rioja comes this fantastic value red. A crowd-pleasing blend of mainly Tempranillo with a small addition of Grenache and Mazuela. Fruit-forward, full bodied and smooth. Aromas and flavours of ripe black cherries and plums. Solid backbone of firm tannins starting to soften. Closes in a long, lingering, smoky finish. Fantastic as a pairing with duck confit, pork patés or a plate of charcuterie. Drink now through 2022. Tasted August 2017. Tania Thomas – www.runawaygrape.com
|Cherie Cole rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Impressive, classic Crianza style. 90% Tempranillo, 5% Grenache and 5 % Graciano. Well balanced body and acidity; food friendly with dark red fruit and a smokey finish. Tasted May, 2017.
|Natalie MacLean rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
|Wineboy rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
While I personally may have fallen prey to the more modern style of Spanish reds, this one is more traditional and therefore you could add a couple of points if your tastes are more inclined to older styles. Incredible smoothness, a seductive wine that keeps offering different aromas every time you revisit the glass. Less power, and beautiful subtlety to the oak. The oak takes a more dried natural wood flavour.
|This is a good value Spanish red wine made from mostly Tempranillo and some Grenache and Mazuela red wine grapes. Produced by Compania Vinicola Norle De Espana, this Spanish red wine was produced at the heart of the Rioja wine region with grapes that were hand-harvested from vineyards located in the villages of Laguardia and Elciego (Alava). The wine is aged for a minimum of 12 months in French and American oak casks. Drink now or hold for three years. - Community Wine Reviews|
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