Campo Viejo Tempranillo 2013, Spain

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My Rating 81 Points.
Price $13.

Dark ruby in color with medium intensity and a red/ ruby rim.

Medium-bodied with nice legs and medium minus acidity.

Spicy on the nose, with peppercorn, blackberries, plums, cedar, oak, metals, licorice and flat cola.

Soft on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, oak, smoke, earth, licorice, spices and black pepper.

Medium finish with full, bitter, green, yet smooth tannins (after 30 minutes), bitter greens and lots of peppercorn.

This is a simple Rioja red, but still enjoyable. Feels like a spicy Californian Pinot Noir.

Not great by itself, but went well with Spanish tappas we had.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

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