Crafted from perfectly ripened Tempranillo, the grape responsible for Rioja’s finest reds, Zinio Crianza offers both complexity and approachability. Having been matured for 14 months in both French and American oak barrels, and hailing from the almost peerless 2016 vintage, this is a drinking Rioja of enormous class and charm.
Warm strawberry and plum aromas accentuate an alluring aromatic character with notes of cinnamon spice and woodsmoke. Notably warm and generous with an almost sweet, coulis character to the fruit, but immediately tempered with a luscious freshness.
The palate is sumptuous and rewarding, with sun-blushed berry fruit balanced perfectly again with lively cassis and flavours of vanilla spice. Dark chocolate and cherry liqueur follow, enhancing the pronounced berry fruit.
Smooth and plush in texture – generous and rewarding, but also light on its feet, modern in style, but classically proportioned, and very much one for lovers of Rioja.