2012 Artadi Pagos Viejos

2012 Artadi Pagos Viejos

94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2012 Artadi Pagos Viejos
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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Impressive as all heck, this wine of huge depth and structure is sourced from the oldest of the old vines on Artadi's premium vineyards. Intense fruit ripeness is a given at this level, but it is the complexity and structure that is noticeable here - huge dimensions held together by a dense spine of ripe, round tannins conveying complex length to the after palate. Lay this down a year in cupboard, or ten in cellar, then measure it against some full-flavoured future dinner. Collect!

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$150.00 in mixed 6+ or $165.00 per bottle




Its Origins

Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, owner and winemaker of Artadi, is recognised as one of the greatest names in the business in Spain. The winery was once a co-operative of 13 growers who owned well-sited vineyards around the town of Laguardia in the Alavesa wine region of Rioja. Juan Carlos saw the potential of these wonderful vineyards and purchased the Bodega, immediately amending the philosophy and style of winemaking. The winemaking is modern with an emphasis upon fruit driven wines, characterised by the terroir of individual vineyard sites – a far cry from the philosophy of traditional Rioja producers. French oak is used, not American, allowing the principle variety, Tempranillo, eloquent natural expression.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Parker's wine Advocate, Luis Guttierez

"Produced with the Temporanillo grapes sourced from a myriad of small plots planted with old vines (hence its name), a little bit of the blend of three plots (Valdeginés, La Poza de Ballesteros and El Carretil), the 2012 Pagos Viejos shows a fine thread of acidity, but here I get more notes from the barrel in the nose. Then the palate is the one with rounder tannins, it feels very gentle and well educated. It has good volume and silkiness, A noteworthy Pagos Viejos. 20,000 bottles were produced...2012 seems to be e very good vintage for Artadi, ripe and powerful, but with very well-integrated oak, serious wines. Drink 2016 - 2023."

94/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds (2010 vintage)

"(all tempranillo): Inky ruby. A complex, intensely perfumed bouquet evokes red and dark berry preserves, smoky Indian spices, vanilla and pipe tobacco. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering black raspberry, cherry-cola and spicecake flavors and a jolt of tangy acidity. This fleshy, vibrant wine finishes with strong energy, supple tannins and superb persistence."

Stats & Food Matching

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    2017 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



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