Hazana Rioja Tradicion displays a fantastic deep color, superb berry fruit, and controlled toast and vanilla character. The palate delivers sweet fruit and excellent structure.
Blend: 85% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano
"An absolutely mind-blowing value, this blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano comes from 20-40-year-old head-pruned vines and was aged in a combination of American and French oak. A selection made by proprietor Rafael De Haan and Eric Solomon, the outstanding 2011 Rioja Tradicion exhibits classic Rioja characteristics of black cherry jam, lead pencil shavings, licorice and tobacco leaf. Medium-bodied and elegant with sweet tannin, this wine dramatically over-delivers."
The Wine Advocate