Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the first thing that hits me is woody notes, oak or cedar. The fruit on this wine is quite subdued. We paired it with lasagna and frankly it overwhelmed the wine. On the medium length finish the wine displayed mild tannins and some dryness. This is lighter tempranillo. I would give it an 88 or so. Be careful what you pair it with or you won’t be tasting it at all.
From the LCBO web site:
LACRIMUS CRIANZA 2009 VINTAGES 359968 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 18.95
Made in: Rioja, Spain By: Rodriguez Sanzo
Release Date: Mar 15, 2014
13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Medium-bodied & Fruity
Sugar Content: 7 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
Aniseed and raspberry nose on a rustic style with a chewy, savoury, meaty palate with herbal notes, liquorice, strawberries and morello cherries. Characterful. Score – 5 Stars (out of 5 (Gold Medal)). (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2012).