Artadi Grandes Añadas 1998
467.65€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
At the top of the Artadi hierarchy is this limited production cuvees. Grandes Anadas is a majestic, ageworthy Rioja that may well be the single greatest wine made in that appellation. The 1998 Grandes Anades (100% Tempranillo from 70-100-year old vines) has only been made twice in the last seven years, 1994 and 1998. It is tannic and highly extracted, with lots of body. It is a broodingly backward, formidable wine with amazing concentration, purity, and overall balance. Long and concentrated, with a 40-50-second finish, it requires 3-4 years of cellaring and should evolve gracefully for three decades. This is a classic, yet singular expression of Rioja the likes of which can be found nowhere else in that viticultural area.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Aged for 40 months in new French oak barrels.
Shipping to Peninsular Spain
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