Sunday, December 9, 2012

Artadi "Pagos Viejos" Rioja 2004

Opaque, saturated red.

Extremely sexy nose of toasted hazelnut, wilted herbs and black fruit.

Round, delineated middle-weight in the mouth - really beautiful textural dimension that is both plush and packed with acid/tannin structural backbone. Killer. Loaded. Best over what? The next 20 years? Whatever. Just stupid and a reference point for people in the industry like me. Balanced and loaded in every department.

$75.    100% Tempranillo.