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Review for Estola (Spain) Crianza


(01/05/11)
By: Linda Sorensen (Christchurch) This reviewer is using their real name. Gold Medal Reviewer - Top 10 ranked wine reviewer! Has submitted over 50 reviews! Speedster - Has completed 6 first reviews!

Definitely a food wine as this one has a fair amount of acidity, but smooth and well-integrated. Our bottle may have been a bit more "mature" than some as there was evidence of cork leakage upon opening, but no oxidation detected. Colour is garnet with very slight brick tones along the edges. Dark chocolate and cedar on the nose, possibly blueberries? Smooth tannins, good acidity and complete flavour integration on the palate - this is not a fruit-forward wine. We had it with an assortment of pizzas and it worked really well. The food had some spiciness that brought out some peppery tones in the wine. Great value for the price; drink now, don't cellar. Also worth trying is the Westend Tempranillo, which has a bit more fruit than this one, if that's what you like.


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