The wines of Artadi have finally arrived in Australia, it has been a good while coming and the first wine is this young Tempranillo. I expect this to be a real hit, it’s very tasty, its under a screwcap and costs about $27. It’s Tempranillo from the very high Rioja Alvesa region, 50% is given some french oak treatment for 6 months, while the rest stays in stainless steel tank. Be prepared for the prices of the top level 2006 wines from artadi, they are not cheap!
A nose of raspberry and fresh red cherry, red jellybeans with some sage and lavender. Fleshy and and fruity in the mouth with some soft fruit tannins, the balance is just right. It’s the kind of wine you can really get your teeth into. Plums, red cherry and tamarillo on the palate, savoury and medium bodied. A fresh and very friendly Rioja under a screwcap, if that’s important to you. 89 Pts.
Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $27 Closure: Screwcap