Wines / 2005 Bodegas la Marques Valserrano Rioja Reserva

Name Valserrano Rioja Reserva
Winery Bodegas la Marques
Gary's rating 84+ points
Style Red
Varietal 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano
Vintage 2005
Place Spain
Price $25.00 MSRP
ABV 14.5%

Gary's tasting notes

Sweet, vanilla and pomegranate subtleties on the nose. A hint of kirsch kicks us out the door. On the palate, sugar tannins create an awkward sweet and sour environment. It feels disjointed at times yet approachable and fun. In my college days, I would position this as a one night stand opportunity -- fun, but no depth. Score it 90 if I was 19, but since I'm not give it an 84+.