Finca San Martín Crianza 2016
£6.99 (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The modern Crianza 2016 Finca San Martín shows the freshness and elegance of the harvest, with some initial lactic notes that blow off with a little bit of time in the glass, giving way to red berries and spices that are nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied, very silky and harmonious, with fine tannins, and it's nicely balanced and has a clean, refreshing finish. There are some toast and creamy notes that should integrate with a little more time in bottle. A very good clean and modern commercial Rioja that should please a wide audience. 180,000 bottles.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 20 months in new French and American oak barrels.