Tempranillo or Grenache/Garnacha

Tempranillo or Grenache/Garnacha
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, November 05, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2001 Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Rioja Rioja Gran Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja Tobacco and saw dust on the nose, with cherry and dirt in the middle, and some spice at the end. The palate was smooth, with bright cherry flavors mixed with dusty spices. It finishes with some cigar leaves. (89 Points)

2007 Perrin & Fils Gigondas La Gille – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas Rich black fruit on the nose, with some stone and floral notes. Rich and creamy on the palate, with black fruit and minerals. (88 Points)

2009 Bodegas Ribera del Jiloca Xiloca Vinae Mureri – Spain, Aragón, Ribera del Jiloca Incense and cherry on the nose, with some crushed rock and dirt underneath. Rich and juicy on the palate, with lots of cherry and minerals, and a good earthy finish. (88 Points)

2003 Bodegas LAN Rioja Gran Reserva – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja Dried red fruit and saw dust on the nose, with hints of spice and floral notes. Firm tannins on the palate, with lots of juicy red fruit and spice. It adds some oak in the middle, and has a good floral finish. (88 Points)

2008 Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos Toro Prima – Spain, Castilla y León, Toro Spice and black currant on the nose, with wood shavings and floral notes at the end. Blackberry and minerals on the nose, with spice and wood on the mid-palate. It finishes with some floral notes. (87 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2008 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja – Spain, Aragón, Campo de Borja Blackberry and milk chocolate on the nose, with some some liqueur and spice in the middle, and some cherry at the end. Blackberry and spice on the palate, with cherry liqueur and spice on the finish. (92 Points)

2005 Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Rioja Mirto – Spain, La Rioja, Rioja Smoked wood and leather on the nose, with some spice and black currant in the middle, and some jam at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with burnt wood and leather, some spice and black currant, and a good earthy finish. (90 Points)

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