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Artadi La Poza de Ballesteros 2018

Tempranillo/Tinto Fino from Rioja, Spain
JS 96
PG 96
WA 94
14.5% ABV
Item # 338328

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$114.95

750ml
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96 points James Suckling: "Plenty of earth, spice, meat and dark-berry aromas follow through to a medium-to full-bodied palate with dusty tannins and blue fruit. It’s flavorful and balanced. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold. (10/14/21)"

96 points/'Podium Award,' Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "(100% tempranillo). Colour: Cherry. Nose: complex, expressive, spicy, chalk. Palate: full-bodied, long, great length, fruity, flavourful, easy to drink. (2021)"

94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "I had not tasted the unbottled 2018 La Poza de Ballesteros, so I tasted it from bottle. The vineyard is 1.18 hectares that were planted in 1960 on brown clay and silt soils that are quite deep. It matured in barrique for nine months. This is particularly fine and elegant in 2018, it has contained ripeness, there is no excess ripeness or heat and it's cool and balanced. It has the roundness of the place and the edge of the vintage, coming through as elegant and balanced like I have never seen before in this wine. It's fresh, even minty; perhaps it doesn't have the depth and definition as the others where the finesse comes naturally, but this has to be the finest Poza I have tried. 3,000 bottles were filled in June 2020. Drink: 2021-2027. (Jan 2021)"
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96 points James Suckling: "Plenty of earth, spice, meat and dark-berry aromas follow through to a medium-to full-bodied palate with dusty tannins and blue fruit. It’s flavorful and balanced. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold. (10/14/21)"

96 points/'Podium Award,' Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "(100% tempranillo). Colour: Cherry. Nose: complex, expressive, spicy, chalk. Palate: full-bodied, long, great length, fruity, flavourful, easy to drink. (2021)"

94 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "I had not tasted the unbottled 2018 La Poza de Ballesteros, so I tasted it from bottle. The vineyard is 1.18 hectares that were planted in 1960 on brown clay and silt soils that are quite deep. It matured in barrique for nine months. This is particularly fine and elegant in 2018, it has contained ripeness, there is no excess ripeness or heat and it's cool and balanced. It has the roundness of the place and the edge of the vintage, coming through as elegant and balanced like I have never seen before in this wine. It's fresh, even minty; perhaps it doesn't have the depth and definition as the others where the finesse comes naturally, but this has to be the finest Poza I have tried. 3,000 bottles were filled in June 2020. Drink: 2021-2027. (Jan 2021)"
Product SKU 338328
Producer Artadi
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Tempranillo/Tinto Fino
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
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