2014 Martelo Reserva, Torre de Oña, La Rioja Alta, Rioja

Critic score
94/100
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£24.80
Case, 6 Bottles
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£148.80

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Spain
  • Grape
    95% Tempranillo/Aragonez/Tinta Roriz
    Carignan/Cariñena
    Grenache/Garnacha
    Viura/Macabeo
  • Maturity
    Young 2019 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2014 Martelo Reserva, Torre de Oña, La Rioja Alta, Rioja

TASTING NOTES

he 2014 Martelo is produced with the grapes from their oldest vines, mostly Tempranillo, put through a cold soak after alcoholic fermentation then in barrique for a slow malolactic fermentation of 96 days. This was followed by an élevage in 80% American and 20% French oak barrels for two years, during which time it was racked four times. It has incredible aromatics with surprising notes of beef blood, iron and meat with tons of fruit, as Martelo is the vineyard where they find more fruit. This is a very elegant, aromatic and fine Rioja (they decided to bottle it in a Burgundy bottle) and it's not a coincidence, because that is what they are looking for. The palate follows the same path of finesse, balance and freshness. A very impressive Rioja. Bravo! 80,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2017.

Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate (February 2018)
94/100

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