1998 Artadi Rioja Vina El Pison1 Rating
1998 Artadi Rioja Vina El Pison
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International Wine CellarRating: 91(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 99, November/December 2001. ($110; from a vineyard planted in 1945 on chalky soil) Bright ruby. Floral, minerally flavors of red cherry, violet, dark chocolate, mustard seed and fresh herbs. Penetrating, tightly wound flavors of red cherry and red raspberry; a classy but very backward wine, aromatically precise but very difficult to taste today. Austere and subtly long on the finish. I suspect this highly perfumed Rioja will ultimately match the '98 Grandes Anades in quality.
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 136.
SParker score: 95/100
Vintage ChartRating for Spain-Dominiaciones de Origen (DO)-Rioja: 82 (slightly worse than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: quite possibly over the hill<br/>