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Anciano 'Aged 7 Years' Reserva Tempranillo, DO Valdepenas Spain
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -425926
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WineScores' Review

Exceptional, pretty, fresh.
Exceptional value for a wine aged 7 years (now 10 according to my math), and a best seller in our market.
It doles out strawberry confiture and dried rose petals with distinct grape-y notes alongside licorice. It is dry and earthy yet pretty, with juicy red berry flavours. Great balance and freshness, an honest wine with notable length.

Reserva wines in DO Valdepenas must undergo a minimum aging period of 36 months, at least 12 of which are spent in oak barrels with a maximum capacity of 330 liters, and the remaining time in the bottle.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Tomatoes and Tomato Sauces, Bargain Bottles


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-08-27 14:35:51.0

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