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10 Ratings
Finca Allende Rioja Aurus
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Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Region

La RiojaArgentina

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) Miguel Angel's two favourite wines, from outside Spain, needless to say, areBordeaux and Burgundy. His homage to the latter is the Calvario, to the formeris the Aurus. Beyond the tell-tale bottle shapes, the differences are subtleand intriguing; the Aurus 2005 is made from 85% Tempranillo and 15% Gracianoand was aged for no fewer than 25 months in 100% new French oak. The result,especially given the warm vintage, is a incredibly powerful wine; rich andcreamy, with black cherries, damson and read more...Miguel Angel's two favourite wines, from outside Spain, needless to say, areBordeaux and Burgundy. His homage to the latter is the Calvario, to the formeris the Aurus. Beyond the tell-tale bottle shapes, the differences are subtleand intriguing; the Aurus 2005 is made from 85% Tempranillo and 15% Gracianoand was aged for no fewer than 25 months in 100% new French oak. The result,especially given the warm vintage, is a incredibly powerful wine; rich andcreamy, with black cherries, damson and liqueur.... a brooding beast, bristlingwith cellar potential and the will to live for a very long time. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer) (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Tanzer
    "Bright ruby-red. Exotic, highly perfumed aromas of liqueur-like berries and licorice. Dense, large-scaled and sweet, with superripe flavors of currant, licorice, minerals and dried herbs. Extremely youthful, almost violent, today, with its structure covered by baby fat. Finishes with superb length and a flavor of licorice. I'd cellar this for a good four or five years before pulling the cork." - 93 Points - Stephen Tanzer"The top of the Riojas, an extraordinary red, in another dimension. Great ...
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 145 on Feb-03
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/03