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Rating
93.00
Year
2005
Region
Rioja
Varietal
Red blend
Food Pairing
Leg of lamb
Price
$32.95

There are two wines here, in a sense – old and new. There's an evolved, prune-like essence that can be expected of a nine-year-old Rioja, but there's freshness, too, suggesting rich dark berries and lively spice, held tight by still-firm, dusty tannins. Perfect for roast leg of lamb.

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More

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