Gómez Cruzado Rioja Pancrudo 2018

Grenache/Garnacha from Rioja, Spain
WA 96
TA 96
14.5% ABV
Item # 703362

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$69.95

750ml
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96 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Pancrudo was singing and hitting on all cylinders on a sunny Saturday morning in Madrid when I tasted it. This is like an upgraded version of the already phenomenal 2016, floral, delicate and complex, elegant and full of light and energy. The wine has gobsmacking balance and a rare combination of power and elegance, ripeness and freshness that is hard to achieve. The oak is perfectly integrated and folded into the fruit; there is subdued minerality; and the wine is nicely textured, seamless and velvety, with lots of inner strength. A wine like this should be very long lived. Among the best Garnacha in Rioja and the country... Two-thirds of the volume matured in oak barrels for 12 months and the rest was kept for the same time in concrete eggs. 4,904 bottles and 290 magnums were filled in February 2020. Drink: 2020-2032. (Oct 2020)"

96 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(14.5%). Part of Rioja's Garnacha revolution and the rebirth of the Alto Najerilla sub-zone, this superb red is all made with fruit from north-facing vineyards at 650 metres. Floral, racy, yet structured, with pomegranate, wild berry and grapefruit flavours, understated oak and wonderful freshness and palate length. 2023-30. (2021)"
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96 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Pancrudo was singing and hitting on all cylinders on a sunny Saturday morning in Madrid when I tasted it. This is like an upgraded version of the already phenomenal 2016, floral, delicate and complex, elegant and full of light and energy. The wine has gobsmacking balance and a rare combination of power and elegance, ripeness and freshness that is hard to achieve. The oak is perfectly integrated and folded into the fruit; there is subdued minerality; and the wine is nicely textured, seamless and velvety, with lots of inner strength. A wine like this should be very long lived. Among the best Garnacha in Rioja and the country... Two-thirds of the volume matured in oak barrels for 12 months and the rest was kept for the same time in concrete eggs. 4,904 bottles and 290 magnums were filled in February 2020. Drink: 2020-2032. (Oct 2020)"

96 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(14.5%). Part of Rioja's Garnacha revolution and the rebirth of the Alto Najerilla sub-zone, this superb red is all made with fruit from north-facing vineyards at 650 metres. Floral, racy, yet structured, with pomegranate, wild berry and grapefruit flavours, understated oak and wonderful freshness and palate length. 2023-30. (2021)"
Product SKU 703362
Producer Gomez Cruzado
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Varietal Grenache/Garnacha
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
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