Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bodegas Obalo 2011 Rioja

Bodegas Obalo 2011 Rioja, $13.00, 88 points, reflects considerable purple hues in an otherwise dark ruby color, and rims broadly transparent.
The mostly floral red cherry aroma reminds me of a sweet red-wine, but that carries over to only the near full body early palate and diminishes through to the tart, almost sour finish.
Mild acidity and tannin, juicy cherry and plum, with little spice may appeal to gentle palates, and the price makes this a last minute "if you are shopping at Hannaford's super market" (bought mine at the Londonderry store) great choice.


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