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2004 Finca Allende Aurus

  • 96 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 97730-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($217; 85% tempranillo and 15% graciano) Opaque violet. Smoky cherry and cassis on the nose, with complicating licorice, cinnamon, rose and black tea qualities. Tangy, finely etched red and dark berry flavors display impressive depth and clarity, picking up a zesty cracked pepper character with air. A very fresh Rioja with outstanding finishing sweetness and length. Here's another wine from Allende that has uncanny finesse allied to power. (Fine Estates from Spain, Dedham, MA)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: September/October 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Luscious blueberry and black plum flavors mingle with espresso and anise notes in this expressive red. The tannins are firm yet well-integrated, balanced by lively acidity. 125 cases imported.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2004 Aurus is 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano from 60-year-old vineyards with tiny yields. It was barrel fermented and aged in 100% new French oak. A saturated purple, the wine is currently more reticent than the Calvario aromatically although the same elements are present. The wine is still a baby, with lots of fat, sweet, layered, mouth-filling fruit, plenty of structure, and a pure, super-long finish. It merits as much as a decade of bottle age and should still be drinking well two decades from now. Kudos to Finca Allende for a magnificent set of 2004 Riojas!
    Author: Jay Miller
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  • Founded in 1995 (but making wines since 1986) by the brother and sister team of Mercedes and Miguel Angel de Gregorio, this producer hails from Briones in the Rioja Alta region. With a very "poor" terroir of stones and inhospitable soil, this estate crafts wines of great concentration and long maturation potential. Paired with the old vines sourced from 92 different parcels and a state-of-the-art winery, the Angel de Gregorios have the perfect combination of old world raw material and modern winemaking tools.

    The Aurus is a cuvee of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano from the oldest vines of the parcels. The Calvario is a single vineyard production that features a majority Tempranillo with small amount of Garnacha and Graciano.

    See other similar producers:Bodegas Artadi,Celler Vall Llach

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 152 bottles owned
    • 19 collectors