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BELEZOS CRIANZA 2012 (D.O.Ca La Rioja)
Winery: BODEGAS ZUGOBER
Type: Red Wine - 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano
Incredibly elegant and aromatic; intense and full bodied. Smooth and suave in every sense of the word. This wine boasts great fruit, spice as well as earthy nuances. A wine that compliments any meal.
+15 years old vines.
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 86 F for 8 to 10 days.
7 to 10 days maceration.
14 months in American oak barrels.
18 months in bottled before marketed.
2008 - WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
Lightly spiced up front, with dry wood aromas, light cherry and floral hints. Feels juicy and tight, with basic red-plum flavors that transition quickly to spice and acidic crispness.
2007 - 89 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE July 2011
Opens with alluring, classic aromas of spice, cinnamon, leather, vanilla and tomato along with raspberry. The palate is firm, healthy and dry, with tea, baked berry, dill and cinnamon flavors. Aged six months in American oak, this is a textbook Rioja crianza thatís smooth, herbal and on the money.
2007 - 88 ROBERT PARKER
The 2007 Crianza (100% Tempranillo) spent 15 months in French and American oak. Spice box, violets, tobacco, and assorted black fruits compose the nose of this forward, tasty, elegant offering. It will provide enjoyment at least through 2019.
2006 - 89 POINTS WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE December 2010 BEST BUY
2005 - 90 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR Smart Buys 2010
2005- 90+ POINTS ROBERT PARKERS WINE ADVOCATE #188 APRIL 2010
The 2005 Belezos Crianza is made up of 95% Tempranillo with the balance Graciano and Mazuelo aged 14 months in American oak. Medium ruby in color, it displays an expressive bouquet of cedar, tobacco, spice box, incense, and black cherry. Supple and elegant on the palate with ripe fruit, some underlying tannin, and potential complexity, this lengthy effort will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring and drink well through 2020, a fine example of classic Crianza from a long-lived vintage.
The Belezos wines are produced by Bodegas Zugober.
Shelf Talker for Download: Belezos Crianza 2009 Tech Sheet .pdf
Aditional Pos for Download: Belezos Crianza Tech Sheet.pdf
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