CELESTE CRIANZA 2005

This is another big Tempranillo. If you like these this is a pretty good one. Very little bitterness on the finish, nice bold flavor, reasonably complex. The fruit is relatively subtle/overwhelmed. Tannins are big but under control. Alcohol and Oak are well balanced. I would give it an 89-90. Not a bad wine at all. No breathing/decanting required. Serve with a nice juicy steak and enjoy!

From the LCBO web site:
CELESTE CRIANZA 2005 DO Ribera del Duero (Torres) This vibrant Tempranillo-based wine will shine alongside barbecued chicken and sweet peppers spiced with paprika and cracked peppercorns. TASTING NOTE: A voluptuous texture enfolds firm tannins in this powerful red. It offers plum coffee earth and game flavors a bit rustic in character but harmonious and balanced. Best from 2008 through 2015. Score – 90. (Thomas Matthews www.winespectator.com June 15 2008) 672691 $19.95 Featured 7/4/2009 Check LCBO Stock

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