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Sierra Cantabria Finca El Bosque 2005
Sierra Cantabria Finca El Bosque 2005
Category: Red Wine
Region: Spain » Rioja
Producer: Sierra Cantabria


in mixed case $110.49


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Sierra Cantabria

The pure characteristics of Tempranillo and of a vine in its optimum state. Manual de-stemming, grape by grape. French and Central european oak barrels. Exclusive, instense and full.

Wine Enthusiast

Dark as night, and dominated by meaty plum and beef jerky aromas. The palate is huge, with pure fruit, tannin and chocolate pooling at the finish. A new classic in every sense, with stellar balance and complexity. Less than 400 cases made.

Score: 96. —Michael Schachner, September 01, 2007.

Wine Advocate

The Finca El Bosque label has become one of the benchmarks for the modern style of Rioja. The 2005 Finca El Bosque is sourced from its namesake vineyard encompassing 3.66 acres planted in 1973. It went through malolactic fermentation in new oak followed by 16 months in new, mostly French, oak. Inky purple-colored, it has a sexy nose of toasty new oak, truffle, espresso, mineral, blackberry, and plum. This leads to a muscular, tightly wound, layered wine with gobs of fruit and enough structure to evolve for a decade. Lengthy and pure, this superb effort will be at its best between 2018 and 2040.

Score: 96. —Jay Miller, February 2008.

Wine Spectator

Crisp, sweet flavors of black cherry and plum shine through this lively red, framed by toasty vanilla oak. Has muscular but well-integrated tannins, with bright, juicy acidity. Drink now through 2015.

Score: 92. —Thomas Matthews, November 30, 2007.

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