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2005 Bodegas Escudero Arvum RiojaBlend from Spain


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  • 92 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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(55% garnacha, 30% tempranillo, 10% graciano and 5% mazuelo) Inky purple. The polar opposite of the Vidau, displaying scents of dark berry liqueur, incense and vanilla, plus notes of star anise and violet. Lush and creamy in texture, with velvety dark fruit flavors and mounting smokiness. This also aged in 100% new oak but here the wood makes a much stronger statement. Finishes sweet, broad and seriously long. The contrast between these two wines is striking.

Product Detail

Item # 125568
Country Spain
Region La Rioja
Sub-Region Rioja

92 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2005
Color Red
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Graciano, Mazuelo
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice and anise
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tar, flower, violet, rose petal, oak and mushroom