Dark in color with a mild nose and some oak. On the mid pallet the wine displays some mild fruit, some chocolate, but this wine lives in the medium length finish where the wine displays some firm tannins, some lovely dryness and a bit of acidity. This is a lovely big tempranillo but softens with food. Quite good. I would give it an 89.

From the lcbo web site:
VIÑA BERCEO CRIANZA 2008 VINTAGES 672824 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 16.95

Made in: Rioja, Spain By: Grupo Gurpegui Muga

Release Date: Jul 20, 2013

13.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity

Varietal: Tempranillo

Sugar Content: 8 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
The 2008 Vina Berceo Crianza has a rich, dark plum and boysenberry-scented bouquet with touches of spice and clove. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, lithe tannins. It displays very good balance on the natural, refined, earthy finish, which demonstrates great persistency. This is a lovely Crianza to savor. Drink now-2017. Score – 90. (Neal Martin,, Aug. 2012)


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