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2005 Altanza Rioja Reserva Lealtanza (750ml)
Producer: Bodegas Altanza bodegasaltanza.com
Appellation: Rioja - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Tempranillo
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$35.00
Alcohol %: 13.5
Tasting Notes:
rated: September 16, 2011 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
95 points "The 2005 Lealtanza Club Reserva was sourced from vines over 75 years of age and aged for 18 months in French oak. Deep purple in color, it sports an already complex nose of cinnamon, clove, incense, lavender, black cherry, and blackberry. More concentrated than the 2004 Reserva Especial, it has enough structure to evolve for another 6-8 years and should see its 25th birthday in fine form. As usual, the latest releases from Bodegas Altanza are first class. WA #195" Best 2017-2030
rated: May 26, 2012 , Jay Miller
91 points "The 2005 Lealtanza Reserva spent 18 months in French oak and 18 months in bottle prior to release. Purple in color (typical of the 2005 vintage), brooding, and dense, it gives up a nose of pain grille, pencil lead, Asian spices, lavender, and assorted black fruits. Large-scaled and powerful on the palate, it boasts outstanding depth, volume, and length. It will amply reward 5-6 years of cellaring and deliver prime drinking from 2016 to 2025. As usual, the latest releases from Bodegas Altanza are first class. Score - 91+. (Jay Miller, erobertparker.com, June 2011) " Best 2016-2025