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2015 Artadi Santa Cruz de Artazu

2015 Artadi Santa Cruz de Artazu

93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2015 Artadi Santa Cruz de Artazu
93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A super-rich and derious Garnacha from Navarra, Spain. This is from a small vineyard of clay-limestone with 90-100 year old vines at an elevation of 450-600 m, providing a perfect balance of power and finesse, body and flavour definition. Dark fruit and deep tannin are detailed by floral and vanilla notes, backed by nuances of earth and graphite. A big and beautiful Garnacha that is seriously delicious now and for many years hence -- benchmark stuff from the masters at Artadi.

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$56.99 in mixed 6+ or $63.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Garnacha/Grenache

Its Origins

Artazu is the name of the Navarra winery belonging to Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle from Artadi in Rioja and other partners. They work exclusively with old vine Garnacha and are located in the cooler higher-altitude part of the appellation, in a village called, errY Artazu! The project kicked off in 1996 when they bought ten hectares of over 60-year-old Garnacha. The first vintage produced was 2000. They have now planted three hectares of Garnacha Blanca from the old vines that were interplanted with the red. They only use 500-liter barrels for the Garnacha, and prefer used barrels to new ones.

What The Critics Say

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez (2012 vintage)

"The 2012 Santa Cruz de Artazu is a ripe and powerful vintage, with penetrating aromas of black fruit, some minty notes, good complexity, and a pungent palate, with good depth and persistence. The round tannins still bite a bit, but are better balanced than the 2011, and should get polished with some time in bottle. This has very good balance and structure, and should make old bones. This is a great vintage for Santa Cruz, a powerful Garnacha." Drink 2015-2020

16.5/20 Jancis Robinson (2012 vintage)

"Garnacha. Just 6 ha. 90- to 100-year-old vines. 25 hl/ha. 500-litre barrels and only about 20% new. Very juicy and intense but dry finish. Just a little dry on the end. Should age pretty well." Drink 2016 - 2026

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Navarra

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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