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La Rioja Alta, Vina Arana Reserva, 2008, Waitrose

July 25, 2018

 

La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva - 2008 - Rioja

 

Waitrose, £20.49

 

Tasting date - 15/06/2018

 

 

Appearance - Medium garnet

 

Nose intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary aroma - Plum, raspberry, strawberry

 

Secondary aroma - Smoke, toast, clove

 

Tertiary aroma - Leather, farmyard, tobacco, raisin, prune, wood polish

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - High

 

Tannin and nature - Medium minus, soft

 

Alcohol - Medium plus

 

Body - Medium

 

 

Intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary flavours - Plum, raspberry, strawberry

 

Secondary flavours - Smoke, toast, clove

 

Tertiary flavours - Leather, farmyard, tobacco, raisin, prune, wood polish

 

 

Finish - Long

 

 

Quality - Outstanding

 

 

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