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Luis Alegre Tempranillo - 2002(W-450)

Luis Alegre Tempranillo
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Winery Story

Founder Luis Alegre manages vineyard operations at this 25-acre estate in Spain's rapidly-modernizing Rioja region. Most of the property's w... (more...)ines are estate-produced, and all are raised using the modern temperature-controlled fermentation technique to ensure careful balance of flavor and structure. The vines are 25 years old on average, and the winery uses both French and American oak.

Tasting Note

This elegant Tempranillo offers lovely developing aromas and flavors of plum, fig, cola, anise, fennel, sage, smoke, leather, musk and brown... (more...) sugar. Its medium body makes it a versatile wine for the table, where it will work beautifully with a range of cuisines, including pork and chicken, roast meats and pasta dishes. Thirty minutes in a decanter prior to enjoying the wine will ensure you coax out all of its extra goodies.

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June 12, 2009
actually......try tasting it


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June 25, 2008
4.4 rating. Very good. Fruiter than the Oscuro Syrah that I liked.


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March 05, 2009
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January 27, 2008
Had this after 3 days of being opened, so it might have been altered. COLOR: murky purple/red with a red rim and very thin, very clear outer rim. NOSE: plums and wet earth. Upon reading the tasting notes, definitely got the "musk" and "cola" on the nose, too. PALATE: kind of tastes like a charred piece of flank steak. Pleasantly light in body. Very bold flavor - nothing shy about this wine. And some really fun spice on the finish. Would love to have this with some manchego cheese.


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May 10, 2007
somewhat fruity with a hint of spice but lacking complexity and character


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June 28, 2006
A bit dull, lackluster- would be nice with meat.


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