Pujanza Norte 2011 Magnum
154.15€ (Inc. VAT bot. 150 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Norte is sourced from a 2.7-hectare vineyard called San Roman planted with Tempranillo at 720 meters altitude, which is pushing the envelope a bit too much for the ripening of the grape in Laguardia. Norte is like its nickname because there is a high north wind in the vineyard. The oak is still in the foreground, which is understandable because the wine was bottled just one and a half months ago and some 30% of the barrels used are new. The toasted and smoky notes give way to fresh fruit aromas and then the palate reveals a powerful, but at the same time, elegant wine that is somehow austere, mineral, with good tension. It will need some time to achieve a better integration of the oak, but it should develop very nicely. A modern Rioja that whispers? Drink 2016-2026.
Between 14ºC and 16ºC
Aged for 19 months in new French oak barrels.
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