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2011 Hacienda El Indiano RiojaBlend from Spain

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"Sexy aromas of cherry-cola, smoky dried minerals, flowers and new leather. Dense and penetrating, with appealing sweetness to its dark berry and spicecake flavors. Becomes smo...

  • 91 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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"(80% tempranillo, 10% graciano and 10% garnacha; aged for ten months in 400-liter French oak casks): Ruby-red. Sexy aromas of cherry-cola, smoky dried minerals, flowers and new leather. Dense and penetrating, with appealing sweetness to its dark berry and spicecake flavors. Becomes smokier with air and finishes with silky tannins and excellent persistence."

Product Description:

"Sexy aromas of cherry-cola, smoky dried minerals, flowers and new leather. Dense and penetrating, with appealing sweetness to its dark berry and spicecake flavors. Becomes smokier with air and finishes with silky tannins and excellent persistence.

Hacienda El Indiano is a small production wine produced from old vines tended throughout the different Rioja subzones (Rioja Alta, Alavesa and Baja). The greatest virtue of el Indiano is the fact that it blends the climatic and grape diversity of Rioja, resulting in a wine that shows consistent quality year after year. in short, Haciando el Indiano is a blend of blends. La Rioja Alavesa and la Rioja Alta, located closer to the mountains, are at slightly higher elevations and have a cooler climate. La Rioja Baja to the southeast is drier and warmer. In Rioja producers seek acidity/freshness in Alavesa, tannins/structure in Alta and riper sweeter fruit in Rioja Baja. If Rioja was restricted to one climate, Rioja will also be restricted to fewer grapes, hurting its blending capacity which ultimately affects its consistency to produce top quality wines year after year. As with the finest red wines of Burgundy, Bordeaux or Piedmont, Hacienda El Indiano bears the distinct and unmistakable stamp of this terruño (terroir) from which it comes from. With great clarity and precision, it sings the music of its specific birthplace. With accent notes of baking spices and crushed black pepper, El Indiano shows structure and intense silky fruit that make it one of Rioja’s jewels." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 86779
Country Spain
Region La Rioja
Sub-Region Rioja
Ratings

91 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Graciano, Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black berry, black cherry, tobacco, tar, flower, vanilla, toast, smoke, dark fruit and red fruit