(2003 Vintage) Many say Artadi is one of the most sought-after estates in Rioja and Pagos Viejos one of the most sought-after wines in the world. Decades of intense labor in the vineyards have given famed winemaker and owner Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle the experience and passion for making wines of true excellence. Containing fine aromas and an elegant mouth feel that is fruit-forward on the mid-palate, and supported by round tannins, Artadi's Pagos Viejos is the ideal representation of what an artisanal wine should taste like when carefully made from the old-vine Tempranillo that is grown in Rioja Alavesa. An experience to be enjoyed on special occasions, this wine is dark cherry red in color and is both elegant and aromatic. Containing intriguing aromas of dark chocolate, black minerals, cigar box and fresh coconut, this wine is unctuous and elegant with a very long finish.
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/23/2009
Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/23/2011
Wine Spectator(2002 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/05.
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/01