2005 Bodegas Altanza "Club Lealtanza" Reserva Rioja

SKU #1174351 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2005 Lealtanza Club Reserva was sourced from vines over 75 years of age and aged for 18 months in French oak. Deep purple in color, it sports an already complex nose of cinnamon, clove, incense, lavender, black cherry, and blackberry. More concentrated than the 2004 Reserva Especial, it has enough structure to evolve for another 6-8 years and should see its 25th birthday in fine form. As usual, the latest releases from Bodegas Altanza are first class. (JM)  (6/2011)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright violet. Exotic, perfumed bouquet of cherry and dark berry preserves, cola and gingerbread, with a slow-building floral element. Deeply pitched red and dark berry flavors display impressive concentration and a velvety texture. Becomes spicier and more energetic on the very long, sappy finish, which repeats the dark berry and cola notes. Powerful but elegant wine, with the balance to reward patience. (ST)  (10/2011)

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Spain

- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
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Rioja