Medium bodied, not too dry or sweet — 3 months ago
Very supple tannins, but good acidity
Classic Lopez de Heredia profile, v recognisable
Nose - classic bouquet of woodsmoke, blood orange, dried cherry, aged meat, and a very faint hint of sweet vanilla.
Palate - medium bodied, immediately hit with a burst of blood orange, cherry, the hallmark of these wines. Rich, but very precise, with firm acidity and dusty tannins. Very savoury, with tangy acidity and a pleasing finish.
Drinking very well now but will age. I adore this style of rioja. — 4 months ago
Very unique. Like a clunky Lopez blanc — 2 months ago
Buen nivel se complejidad, importante decantarlo — 3 months ago
Just needed a couple decades to come to life👍🏼
The Artadi Estate was created in 1985 by the dynamic, visionary winemaker, Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle. His objective was to seek and nurture the concept that Tempranillo , when cultivated at high altitude, low-cropped and from old vines, produces extraordinarily rich, deep colored, and profound wines. This, coupled with specific barrel treatment (with minor oak American oak influences) produces one of Rioja's most exciting new wines. Artadi is about purity of extracted fruit with almost Burgundian textures: sheer power, complexity and startling finesse. The results have been astounding! These are some of the most exciting of Rioja's new-wave wines. — 5 months ago
The wines from Maria Lopez de Heredia are Riojan by the instruction manual and are also completely saturated with the soul of a little fire cracker of a woman so lovable I just want to be friends with her. Can we be friends?
My 2006 is a blend of elegantly restrained moderately extracted Tempranillo, Garnacha, and treated oak - flavors and aromas you can start to connect across the LDH portfolio.
Cherries and dried strawberries, a bed of mint and basil. On the palette, a drawback from fruit to high acid mineral salts. Then into darker cherries, prune, rosemary, mint, and saddle leather. Bravo. — a month ago
Hieman vaniljainen, täyteläinen punaviini. Sopii hyvin kinkun ja muidenkin jouluruokien kanssa. — 4 months ago
2002 vintage - has stood up very well to the test of time. — 5 months ago