An exploration of wine

747. Bodegas Domecq de Jarauta, Viña Marro Rioja Reserva, 2007

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Book 4 Wine 747

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A second vintage of this, from a similar source. And again, a good example of a £10-15, modern-style, attractive Reserva Rioja. A touch jammy, but no worse for that. Medium ruby with some rim garnet. Coal-smoke, vanilla, coconut (American oak?), slightly jammy blackberry, raspberry and a clear note of orange peel. Cocoa hints too. Medium, fine-grained tannins, medium body, medium+ acidity, and intense black- and raspberry flavour. Medium+, smoke & vanilla finish. 16 / 20.

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