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Intense aroma of ripe fruits, black cherry, blackcurrant and plum, together with the tertiary aromas of oak ageing: cocoa, sweet spices. The palate is smooth and supple, with mountain herbs and orange peel notes reappearing. Long, elegant finish. A wine which can already be enjoyed, but will no doubt improve over the next few years.
94% Tempranillo, 3% Grenache, 2% Viura, 1% Graciano
"...2012 Finca la Emperatriz Reserva, a wine that I often cite as an example of what a textbook Rioja Reserva should be... There is a core of bright red fruit with a nice dose of sweet spices in a subtle combination. The palate is polished and nicely balanced, with clean flavors and enough acidity and freshness. Very pleasant." -Rated 92, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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