Christmas Special Drinking Beautifully Spanish Tempranillo 2010


  • Latente is a family owned winery in Rioja

    that delivers well above its weight

    Started in 2003

    its vines are 17 to 30 years old

    without herbicides or chemical fertilizers

    in dry alluvial soil

    giving the wine richness and liveliness




    This is the perfect BBQ wine

    12 bottles for $143.88
    normally $342

    Each case will contain Latente 2010 Crianza (12 bottles)



    Review of the wine
     

    Sean Mitchell www.grapeobserver.com

    A blend of tempranillo (80%), graciano (10%) and mazuelo (10%) from Bodegas Latente in Rioja, it has complex aromatics that remind of plum jam, blackberry, old leather, anise and game meats.  The palate is in balance, with savoury flavours reminding of old leather, plum, game meats and chocolate too with time in the glass.  Ready to drink now, its long length and complexity lead to a wine whose quality well surpasses its price point and I highly recommend it. Rating: Very Good, Abv: 13%



      

  • Grape Variety Tempranillo 80%
    Vintage 2010
    Food Pairing Red meats, game and mature cheeses.
    Service 16-18°C
    Alcohol 14% a/v
    Producer Bodegas Latente
    Winemaking Crianza
    Region Rioja
    Ageing Potential Now and for the next 2-3 years



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