2020 La Sorda Vendimia Selleccionada Rioja
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2020 La Sorda Vendimia Selleccionada Rioja

Rioja, SPAIN
$22. 99
$275.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2023-2027)
ABV: 14.26%
Closure: Cork

A blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo aged in used American oak for 5 months followed by a further 9 months in tank.
Deep dark red black colour with a dark red hue. Pronounced ripe black cherry and liquorice aromas are followed by vanillin cedar, earth, leather and spice notes. On the palate rich black cherry and liquorice fruits carry a ripe chewy feel with notions of vanillin oak, scorched earth, leather and spice lingering through the back half. Excellent concentration with a robust tannin structure leading into a deeply fruited, slightly grippy conclusion of admirable length.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 14.26%

Other Reviews….
A fine if youthful Rioja, naturally Tempranillo dominant. It is deep magenta in colour with a lovely focused nose exhibiting notes of cherries, herbs, raspberries and roast meats. Soft texture and of medium length, this is finely balanced with a slow, gentle fade. Attractive now and for the next three to four years. Worth seeking out. Drink 2022-2026.
92 points
Ken Gargett – WinePilot.com