Dark in color with a bold black berry nose that leaps out at you. On the mid palate the wine has some bold dark berries that are immediately overwhelmed by firm, green notes, big tannins and acidity. There’s lot of mocha/coffee going on. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm acidity along with some noticeable alcohol. I would have said this is way too young but being a 2015 it’s still youthful. Some decanting/aging/aerating would soften it. I think this could become a nice wine but for now it’s a little green to my tastes. Right now I would give it an 87-88. It’s not awful, and it definitely softened in the glass, a statement that age will help. We paired it with striploin and it more than held it’s own. Be sure and drink with something flavorful or your not tasting anything but the wine. The LCBO description said “rafted in an easy-drinking style”, umm I think we were drinking VERY different wines.
Update: I left the wine sitting for two days with the cork on and the difference in the wine was pronounced. Much smoother, and the vibrant fruit came through. I would definitely recommend decanting or aging. Your patience will be rewarded.
from the LCBO web site Check stock:
Finca del Marquesado Crianza 2015 VINTAGES#: 638759 $17.95
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This wine is simply lovely, from the beautiful aromatics through to the long, lifted finish. It’s crafted in an easy-drinking style that favours bold fruit but has so much more: leather, earth, mineral, et al. Structured, with integrated acidity that provides an elegance to the mouthfeel. Really fine. Try this with grilled chicken or a rice-and- smoked-sausage casserole. (Vintages panel, July 2018)
Release Date:March 2, 2019
Bottle Size: 750 mL bottle
Made In: Rioja, Spain
By: Bodegas Valdemar
Sugar Content: 4 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry
Style:Full-bodied & Smooth