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BELEZOS RESERVA 2005 (D.O. Ca La Rioja)
Type: Red Wine - 95% Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha & Graciano 92+ POINTS ROBERT PARKER
Tasting Notes:
Amazing dark ripe fruits and intense layers of chocolate, spice and rich fruit. Well balanced integration of fruit and oak leave this wine smooth and incredibly silky yet lacking none in complexity. A truly spectacular Rioja Reserva.
Viticulture Technics:
+45 years old vines.
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 86 F for 8 to 10 days.
8 to 10 days maceration.
18 months in American oak barrels.
18 months in bottle before marketed
Press Room:
2005 - 92+ ROBERT PARKER

The 2005 Reserva is made up of 95% Tempranillo with dollops of Graciano, Mazuelo, and Garnacha aged in oak for 18 months. It delivers a beautifully spicy perfume along with notions of lavender, a hint of balsamic, mineral, and assorted black fruits. Already displaying considerable complexity, it has enough structure (provided by the outstanding 2005 vintage) to evolve for another 5-7 years at which point my rating may appear miserly. It will provide optimum drinking from 2016 to 2025.

"The 2004 Belezos Reserva is made up of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Graciano and Garnacha from vines over 45 years of age raised in American oak for 18 months. Dark ruby red in color, it sports an alluring bouquet of earth, Asian spices, violets, incense, cassis, and black cherry. Layered and rich on the palate in the style of the great 2004 vintage, this suave offering has enough underlying structure to evolve for 3-4 years and should easily see its 20th birthday in fine form."

The Belezos wines are produced by Bodegas Zugober.
Shelf Talker for Download: Belezos Reserva 2004 Shelf Talker.jpg
Aditional Pos for Download: Belezos Reserva Tech Sheet .pdf
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