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Professional Ratings: 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Rioja, Spain
Item no. 102622
Style: Medium Bodied Rioja Red.
Bouquet: Attractive notes of fresh black fruits with mineral notes and well integrated oak.
Flavor:Smooth, rich, silky tannins with well integrated fine oak. The firm tannins fade into a long, spicy finish.
Ageing: 12 months in French and American oak casks and 12 months in the bottle.
The 2004 Lealtanza Crianza was sourced from 30-year-old vines and aged for 12 months in French and American oak. Dark ruby-colored, it offers a complex bouquet of cedar, tobacco, blackberry, and black cherry. Smooth-textured, ripe, and sweetly-fruited, this nicely balanced wine has excellent depth and length. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. It is an excellent value in traditionally-styled Rioja.