94 points Wine & Spirits: "[$56 list] Like the Tinto Clásico, also recommended here, Tinto Atlántico grows out of the collaboration between Viña Mein founder Javier Alen and Comando G’s Dani Landi and Fernando Garcia. This is a blend of brancellao, sousón and caíño longo, from vines planted in 1935 and farmed with organic and biodynamic practices since Landi and Garcia began working with the vines in 2013. It seems to channel the anise that grows wild in Galicia, the scent mingling with bright red-currant flavors and cracked-green-peppercorn spice to produce a wine that feels tense, cool and electric. If Landi and Garcia continue to make wines like this, Rodríguez Vázquez may have some company at the very heights of Ribeiro wine. (Aug 2019)"
93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$50 list] There is also a big jump in quality in the red 2015 Tinto Atlántico, the one that had a more aromatic and showy profile, finery floral and spicy. It is a blend of the local varieties Caíño Longo (quite different) and Brancellao, with a touch of Sousón from one ten-year-old terraced vineyard (which will change in 2016 as they regrafted a 30-year-old vineyard with some more Caíño and Brancellao). The full clusters fermented in oak vats, and the wine matured in used 500-liter oak barrels for some 18 months. The wine had a short evolution in cask and needed more time. It's delicate and fine, with that herbal side to it, with a Cabernet Franc-like touch provided by the Sousón and also a touch of freshness reminiscent of blood oranges. The palate is medium-bodied with a texture dominated by the granite minerality, moderate alcohol and a very tasty finish. 2,760 bottles were filled in April 2017. Drink: 2017-2021. (Aug 2017)"
|Varietal||Other Red Blends|
|Blend||Brancellao, Sousón and Caíño Longo|