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2003 Artadi - Pagos Viejos

SPAIN / LA RIOJA /
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Tempranillo
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SKU: 57986-2003-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($70; the estate's top Rioja offering from the 2003 vintage) Good full ruby-red. Superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of dark raspberry and licorice. Extremely ripe, rich and sweet, with a remarkably lush texture and early accessibility for Rioja. Here the new French oak gives necessary shape to this almost exotically sweet wine. Probably not for long keeping, but a major mouthful of wine. (European Cellars, Charlotte, NC)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 2005
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  • Of this esteemed winery, importer Eric Solomon writes: "Artadi is about purity of extracted fruit with almost Burgundian textures. In fact, critics have often compared these wines to the top wines of Chambolle-Musigny and other top appellations of Burgundy. They are some of the most extraordinary examples of Tempranillo in the world."

    Winemaker Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle turned this former small cooperative into a Tempranillo powerhouse on the solid foundation of his elegant wines. Since the mid-1990s, when de la Calle took control of the property, it has grown to include 75 ha of vineyards in the high altitude, chalky soils of Rioja. French oak complements the mineral-laden fruit in the top cuvees.

    See other similar producers:Finca Sandoval,Bodegas Uvaguilera

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 193 bottles owned
    • 36 collectors