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Viñedos Sierra Cantabria Rioja Amancio 2004 Imperial


Vinedos Sierra Cantabria Rioja Amancio 2004 is inky purple in colour, and the wine exhibits a brooding nose of smokey, toasty new oak, crushed stone, espresso, blackberry and plum. Dense and tightly wound, this very concentrated, lengthy effort demands 6-8 years of cellaring and will continue to improve over the next twenty years.

Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Vintage: 2004
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
ABV: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 600cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Rioja for long haul
Drink With: Something (and someone) special

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The single vineyard Viñedos Sierra Cantabria Rioja Amancio is fermented in new French oak barriques before being racked into a new set of barrels for 24 months of maturation - the so-called 200% new oak technique.

From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2004 Amancio is a step above the excellent 2005. It offers a nose which is already sexy and complex with expressive spice, wild flowers and dark fruit aromas. Plush, bordering on voluptuous on the palate, it will continue to blossom for another 3-4 years and drink well through 2029. 97 Points