2005 Pujanza Cisma, Rioja (1.5L)

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# ESPUTE05CG
Country: Spain
Region: Rioja
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Review Score: 95WA, 95WS
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

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The 2005 Pujanza Cisma is sourced from a single vineyard, named La Valcavada... The wine went through malolactic fermentation in new oak and then spent 18 months in new French barriques prior to being bottled unfiltered. Even more expressive than the Norte, it exhibits notes of wood smoke, mineral, saddle leather, truffle, espresso, black raspberry, and blackberry. This leads to a dense, formidably packed, muscular wine with gobs of fruit and plentiful tannin. The flavors are pleasing but this is a wine that will require patience. Give it 12-15 years to unfold and drink this behemoth through 2050. If it evolves as I think it will, in 10-15 years my score will be seen as conservative.

95+ points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 175 -&nbsp;Feb 2008)

Voluptuous and focused, this rich red shows ripe blackberry and boysenberry flavors, with layers of cocoa, tobacco, licorice and mineral that unfold to a lingering floral finish. Great depth and balance, in the modern style. Best from 2009 through 2018.

95 points, Wine Spectator (Sep 2008)