ready-keep2011 Artadi, La Poza de Ballesteros

Product: 90202B
  • The Wine Advocate
  • Ready, but will keep


Visiting la Poza and Valdegines, each on the gentle slopes of a valley, with differing aspects and orientations, one can clearly see how Artadi are in the vanguard of the Parcellaire movement in Spain, that is to say the identification of specific plots to give specific character to the wines. La Poza gets afternoon sun and is harvested a week earlier than Valdegines. Its pure clay/limestone soils give wines of power and structure; the 2011 has a nose of eucalypt, soy and black tea, and a ripe fruit character on the palate, nicely supported by the finely-chiselled tannins. Drink now till 2023.

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[]The Wine Advocate:: 92/100        
Bottle Price 75cl $428
Was $530