La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2012

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La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2012


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Medium-depth, cherry red, with a clean, bright pink still glass. Swirling reveals jammy notes of wild currants and herbs against a balsamic background coffee. Mild entry, with a medium. well with soft tannins and a harmonious, wine extolling the virtues of this brand. Alberdi stands out for its food-pairing versatility. As a result, it is an ideal companion to appetizers, snacks and barbecues, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.
Category Red Wine
Region Spain, Rioja
Brand La Rioja Alta
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Wine AdvocateCropped from an extremely dry year, the 2012 Viña Alberdi was saved by some rains in late September. The aging lasted two years, the first one in new American oak barrels and the second in used ones. It felt livelier than the 2011. This 2012 has some aromas of raw meat, with marked toast from the American oak (all the American oak barrels are built by their own coopers), with a good combination of fruit and spice, tradition and modernity. It's approachable and easy to drink, but a little more time in bottle should polish it even further. 500,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, February 28, 2018

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