La Legua Crianza 2003
La Legua Crianza 2003
Price: £120.00

12 Bottles per case

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Type of Wine Red
Wine Subtype Cask-aged red.
Grape Variety Tinto del País (Tempranillo) and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Soil Clay and chalk.
Harvest Grapes picked by hand followed by manual selection at the winery.
Ageing Aged for 15 months in American and French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes
90 POINTS "Outstanding" from Robert Parker in Wine Advocate.
Alcohol 13.5% vol.
Food Grilled or roast beef, lamb, duck, partridge, and mature or blue cheese.
Our Comments
This is a great example of Crianza from the Castilla y León region, but originating from DO Cigales a lesser known area compared to its famous neighbour Ribera del Duero. Well integrated fruit and oak and a long complex finish. This wine will continue to improve in bottle. To be enjoyed now or over the next few years.
PARKERS NOTES: "The 2003 Crianza is composed of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon which spent 15 months in French and American oak. It offers an enticing bouquet of cedar, Asian spices, mineral, and blackberry. Medium-bodied, it has very good depth and concentration, lots of ripe, spicy black fruits, and a long, pure finish. It will evolve for another 1-2 years in the bottle and will drink well through 2015.”

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