Marques de Caceres, Rioja, Crianza 2005 Unfortunately the first bottle of this vintage tasted in November ’09 had a little cork taint which suppressed the nose and adding uncharacteristic astringency on the palate.
The second bottle tasted in July 2010 was a star, showcasing cherries, leather, a bit of licorice, refreshing acidity and a soft sense of tannin – very nice.
The fruit is a high proportion of Tempranillo along with Garnacha and Graciano. The wine is aged in French and US oak. 13% $10.99 at Bottle Barn Caceres