La Vicalanda Rioja Tempranillo Reserva 2003
Ruby-red. Cherry-vanilla, cola and oak spices on the nose. Smooth, sweet and fleshy, offering lush dark berry and cherry compote flavors and a strong vanilla undertone. Old-school Rioja, showing a lot of sweet, spicy oak that I hope will be integrated with a few more years of bottle age.88(+?) points.
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The La Vicalanda label is made with Tempranillo from 35-year-old vines on one plot of the superb Viña Pomal vineyard. This reserva is a model of the modern Rioja.