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    Altanza Lealtanza Crianza 2006
    Tempranillo - Rioja, Spain

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    • ST88
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 89 The Wine Advocate, 88 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Rioja, Spain

    Varietal: Tempranillo

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 105182

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Aspect:Intense and very clean garnet red.

    Nose: Complex and elegant blend of fruits of the variety and its ageing in quality French oak. Not fully evolved; lively, clean and pleasant.

    Mouth: Powerful and meaty. Intense, pleasant taste. Firm, well-structured acidity.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bodegas Altanza's 2006 Lealtanza Crianza is 100% Tempranillo fermented with native yeasts (as are each of these wines) and aged for 12 months in French and American oak. Dark ruby-colored, it displays an enticing nose of cedar, spice box, tobacco, leather, and blackberry. Smooth-textured and elegant on the palate, it has ample savory fruit, good volume, and enough ripe tannin to evolve for 1-2 years. This lengthy effort will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2018.

    89 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Bright red. Fresh red fruits and spices on the nose, with a hint of smoky oak in the background. Sappy, palate-coating cherry and rose pastille flavors show a slight warmth, along with a touch of singed plum. Fine-grained tannins add shape and grip to the sweet, nicely persistent finish. This is ready to drink.

    88 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Rob Spiegel (11/5/2011)
    This is one of the smoothest Riojas that my wife and I have ever had. We even planned an entire trip to wine country in Spain to visit the winery it was so good. We also recommend their reserva.

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