Rave Review: eRobertParker.com on 2009 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi – 90 Points!

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WINERY PROFILE | La Rioja Alta S.A.

“The 2009 Viña Alberdi, from a much warmer growing season than 2008, was equally pure Tempranillo sourced from their vineyards in Rodezno and Labastida, matured in American oak barrels for two years, the first year in new barrels and the second year in used ones and it was racked four times. The nose is more backward than the 2008 and is a little closed, though slowly denotes more ripeness. The palate has round fruit, polished tannins and has less acidity than the 2008. It was bottled in March 2012. 500,000 bottles produced. La Rioja Alta celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2015. Last year, I only tasted three wines from La Rioja Alta and I tasted six this time. The quality is as good as ever, with superb wines from the almost-perfect 2005 vintage coming into the market. Great Rioja, as traditional as it gets, in good quantity and moderate (and often plain great) prices.” — Luis Gutierrez / eRobertParker.com

90/100 Points

 

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