95 points Tim Atkin, MW: "Not many wineries outside Champagne are selling a 2010 as their current rosé release, but López de Heredia has always delighted in doing things differently. This blend of Garnacha with 30% Tempranillo and 10% Viura spent four years in wood and is wonderfully savoury and developed with nutty undertones and hints of rose petal and strawberry. Intriguingly brilliant. 2021-25. (2021)"
94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Copper-tinted orange color. A wild, expansive bouquet displays an array of red fruit and floral qualities, along with hints of baking spices, vanilla, orange pith and toasted nuts. Stains the palate with gently sweet strawberry, tangerine, hazelnut pastry and candied rose flavors that are firmed by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows excellent depth as well as energy and finishes extremely long and silky, with resonating florality and a sappy red berry quality. Drink: 2023-2031. (Jun 2020)"
94 points Simon Field, MW (Decanter): "One of the great ‘classic’ European vintages, 2010 was as fêted in Rioja as it was in Bordeaux; a great showcase, then, for one of the most enigmatic rosés in the world. Enigmatic why? Enigmatic because it is made in a breathtakingly unorthodox manner for a pink wine, oxidation encouraged at every stage, the biannual racking not merely cleansing impurity. Enigmatic because it is not released for a decade (longer in the case of previous vintages) and most importantly enigmatic because it is hauntingly delicious, Garnacha dominated with griotte precision, honied extravagance and citric freshness at the back. And, given that most of the rules have been challenged, I would challenge one to decant it at room temperature, and pretend that it is a red wine! Drinking Window: 2021-2036. (Feb 2021)"
|Producer||López de Heredia|
|Blend||70% Garnacha with 20% Viura and 10% Tempranillo|