They Reign in Spain

Tast­ings of more than 900 Span­ish wines over the past year con­firm that the clas­sic ar­eas of Rioja and Pri­o­rat are mak­ing the best bot­tles. But the north­west­ern re­gion of Gali­cia is also mak­ing some ex­cep­tional wines, par­tic­u­larly the sub-re­gion of Bierzo

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Ar­tadi rioja rioja viña El Pisón 2013

Amaz­ing depth and com­plex­ity to this red, show­ing dark berries, straw­berry and rasp­berry with hints of earth and sea­weed on the nose. Full body with ul­tra-com­pact and fined-grained tan­nins that fol­low through to a pure, very long and in­tense wet earthy and min­er­ally fin­ish. Very classy and struc­tured. Needs at least four or five years to soften. Try in 2020. 98 points

de­scen­di­entes de j Pala­cios Bierzo la FARAONA 2014

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