Cruz de Alba, Tempranillo, Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2008


Inky purple, paper thin clear rim, noticeable legs.


Bold aromas of candied violet, black berry jam on burnt toast, orange zest, equal parts French and American oak lend a cigar and coconut face off.


Dry and dusty, citric acidity, muscular tannins, and present alcohol lead to a medium body.


Intensely strong ripe and pruned cherries lead to a woody cedar yet orange peel finish. Medium plus length.


Can drink now will age for 5 more years.  Needs salty, savory dishes with some protein or Manchego cheese to calm the tannins.  Edgy stuff, very good quality (4 of 5).


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