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Yjar Rioja Labastida de Alava

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Country/State Spain

Region Rioja



Type Tempranillo

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Critical acclaim: 
"100 points. Such a deep yet complex and sophisticated nose showing discretion perfume and finesse. A hint of violet extract to the black cherries crushed blueberries and cocoa powder aromas together with Spanish cigars that slowly evolve to truffle black pepper incense and freshly chopped herbs. Juicy yet really composed and dry with medium to full body and abundant immaculately fine-grained tannins that unwind evenly on the palate. A style that is restrainedly plush and refined showing superb precision cohesion and length when you give it enough time in your glass. If Las Beatas is the fine Burgundy then this would be Telmo Rodriguez's Rioja answer to world-class Bordeaux. Decant it to let the complexity come through. Drink through the next 20 plus years." - James Suckling
"98 points. The second vintage by oenologist-winemaker Telmo Rodriguez the 3.8-hectare single-vineyard cuvee from the limestone foothills of the Sierra de Toloño in Rioja Alavesa made from a massal selection of Tempranillo Graciano Garnacha Granegro and Rojal. Heady and seductive nose full and ripe darkly fruited with a sweet vanilla caramel tone. Full round and mouthfilling this is gorgeous. It's generous so you get lots of flavour in the mouth and the tannins are present just fleshy and plump yet this retains a sense of style and grace. It's bold and powerful no doubt with clear concentration but stops short of being too much. Sweet salty dark fruited with chew and grip all presented with such detail. You can feel a sense of sculpting it has muscles and sinew pulsing energy and a vitality that is thrilling and nicely counters the ripe fruit aspects. I like the clarity to the finish it really leaves you wanting more. Characterful and contemplative." - Decanter