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La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2009

$23.00
$19.55

SKU 02646

750ml

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Medium-depth, cherry red, with a clean, bright pink rim. Intense nose, ruled by fruity notes, forest strawberries and red berries enveloping a core of caramel, liquorice, vanilla and cocoa. Outstanding structure in the mouth. Well-balanced acidity, with fine, gentle tannins. Vibrant and lively aftertaste with an elegant acidity. Food Pairing: Viña Alberdi is characterised by a notable food-pairing versatility. It is an ideal companion to appetisers, snacks and barbecues, perfect with rice, pastas and stews, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand La Rioja Alta
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Viña Alberdi, from a much warmer growing season than 2008, was equally pure Tempranillo sourced from their vineyards in Rodezno and Labastida, matured in American oak barrels for two years, the first year in new barrels and the second year in used ones and it was racked four times. The nose is more backward than the 2008 and is a little closed, though slowly denotes more ripeness. The palate has round fruit, polished tannins and has less acidity than the 2008. It was bottled in March 2012. 500,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, April 29, 2015
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorThis red offers traditional flavors of tea, tobacco, dried cherry and vanilla in a supple texture, with orange peel acidity and a spicy finish. Graceful and harmonious. Drink now through 2018. 40,000 cases made.

Thomas Matthews, August 31, 2015