Telmo Rodriguez Rioja Lanzaga 2010
The Rioja vineyards for Telmo Rodriguez' wines are in the eastern part of the region, in Lanciego. It is here, on the clay and calcerous slopes, that some of the most interesting vineyards of Rioja coexist with hundred year old olive groves. Lanzaga, the middle Telmo wine from Rioja, exhibits the character of the Lanciego vineyard's fruit: a beautiful cohabitation of strength and elegance.
Deep ruby. Powerful, highly perfumed aromas of ripe red fruits, potpourri and incense, with Asian spice, mineral and woodsmoke nuances adding complexity. Sweet, broad and palate-staining, offering intense raspberry and cherry flavors enlivened by juicy acidity and a suggestion of peppery spices. Concentrated yet lithe wine with outstanding finishing clarity and lift; smooth tannins blend seamlessly with the wine's intense fruit.