Telmo Rodriguez LZ 2005

Telmo Rodriguez LZ 2005This is the Joven style wine from Telmo Rodriguez's Rioja range, the other wines in the range are Lanzaga  (the "Premium" wine) and Altos de Lanzaga (the "Super-Premium").  This wine and the Dehesa Gago 'G' must be some of the best selling modern Spanish wines in Australia, you can find them just about everywhere and are good wines to try if you are just starting out in Spanish wine.

LZ is straight tempranillo that sees no time in oak.  I found a bit of sulfur in this wine, not enough to be off putting but there was a bit.  I haven't seen any notes of sulfur in other tasting notes, so I may have had an errant bottle.

A nice nose with red cherry with subtle flavours of cinnamon,earth and boot leather.  A bit of sulfur that blew off after some time in the glass.  There is some nice ripe fruit in the mouth, red berries with some dried herbs and spice.  By no means a blockbuster wine, there are some drying tannins and acid freshness.  The finish is medium in length and is quite drying.  Overall a very good wine I'd drink over the next year or 2. 88 Pts.

Source: Boccaccio Cellars Price: $22 Closure: Conventional Cork

5 thoughts on “Telmo Rodriguez LZ 2005

  1. I liked this. I thought it was good juice for around $20. Bit of sulpar on the nose (not enough to worry me though) and should keep improving for the next couple of years.

  2. Had this last night among a lot of other bottles, with Chinese food. Still a pretty serious whack of fine, drying tannins for a joven tempranillo, but lovely smells – especially raspberry/cherry and some blueberry, and good drinking.

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