Vina Alberdi Reserva 2012

Rioja Alta

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Tasting Notes

This is a very classic Rioja with dried fruit and hints of vanilla. Lots of plums and red fruit. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Exotic and beautiful. Very pretty 2012. Drink now.

Score: 92

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com 02 August 2018

Cropped from an extremely dry year, the 2012 Viña Alberdi was saved by some rains in late September. The aging lasted two years, the first one in new American oak barrels and the second in used ones. It felt livelier than the 2011. This 2012 has some aromas of raw meat, with marked toast from the American oak (all the American oak barrels are built by their own coopers), with a good combination of fruit and spice, tradition and modernity. It's approachable and easy to drink, but a little more time in bottle should polish it even further. 500,000 bottles produced.

Score: 90

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2018-2023 28 February 2018