Bodegas Obalo - 2016 - Rioja Crianza - 750 ml.
Spain - La Rioja - La Rioja Alta
Red - Vintage: 2016 - Size: 750 ml.
This potent and structured wine has been subtly rounded by having rested gently in oak for 12 months. The oak is perfectly integrated in this wine that maintains the fruity aromas typically associated with Tempranillo and in this line is faithful to its Riojan essence.
Rich and chewy, this red delivers bold flavors of blackberry, kirsch, licorice, mineral and loamy earth, showing a balance of fruity and savory characteristics. Muscular tannins and balsamic acidity give this a solid structure. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,500 cases made, 600 cases imported.
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Berry aromas are ripe and restrained as this flush Crianza opens. Fleshy weight and full tannins lend size to wild-blackberry and black-olive flavors. On the finish, this is rambling, rough and gravelly.