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Artadi Rioja Orobio

Wine Details

Vineyard

Artadi

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 Vintage) 2006 has given us a delightful and complex Pagos Viejos, with white pepper,balsamic spices, red fruits, and vanillin all evidenced then hints of mocha andhazelnut, and, if it doesn't sound too odd, a backdrop that is almostminty in its purity. Youthful, powerful, and with the Artadi trademark tannins(silky and ripe but persuasive, from ageing in French oak) that will start tosoften in 2010 and improve over the following five years. Juan Carlos'reputation as Spain's best wine-maker read more...2006 has given us a delightful and complex Pagos Viejos, with white pepper,balsamic spices, red fruits, and vanillin all evidenced then hints of mocha andhazelnut, and, if it doesn't sound too odd, a backdrop that is almostminty in its purity. Youthful, powerful, and with the Artadi trademark tannins(silky and ripe but persuasive, from ageing in French oak) that will start tosoften in 2010 and improve over the following five years. Juan Carlos'reputation as Spain's best wine-maker is merited through-out hisimpressive range. This wine, close to the top of that range, is my personalfavourite. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer) (hide)