Altanza Crianza 2018

Dark in color with a mild dark fruit nose. On the mid palate the wine display some black fruits, black cherries and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity and tannins and a whack of noticeable alcohol. This was so strong that I broke out the decanter for the first time in a long time, which eased the alcohol nicely, but also seemed to dampen the fruits. I had planned this to go with our filet mignon Sunday dinner, and I have to say, I was underwhelmed. I would give it an 87-88. I’m sure you’ve guessed, I won’t be going back for more 😉 From the LCBO web site, check stock:

$19.95 VINTAGES#: 114835

Product Details

Made from 100% Tempranillo, this wine spent 12 months in French oak casks, 15% of them new, followed by a further two months in French oak foudres. Expect notes of ripe strawberry and cherry mingling with balanced oak spice and subtle licorice, and savour with a selection of manchego, provolone and Comté cheeses; chorizo; or patatas bravas (spiced potatoes). Drink through 2026+.

More Details

  • Release Date August 19, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol 13.3%
  • Made In Rioja, Spain
  • By Vintages Front Line Release
  • Sugar Content 2 g/L
  • Varietal Tempranillo
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