2016 Bodegas Y Vinedeos Artazu "Pasos De San Martin"Grenache / Garnacha from Spain
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- 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 92 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
A round, fruity red with plum, berry and cherry character. Some orange-peel and floral undertones. Full-bodied. Delicious. Drink or hold.
92 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Surprisingly enough, I found more Mediterranean notes of herbs, oregano and sun-dried tomato in the 2016 Pasos de San Martín than in the 2017 Santa Cruz de Artazu, despite the cooler vintage and the cooler zone in San Martín de Unx. This had a short élevage of only seven months in 500-liter French oak barrels, and the oak feels very integrated, with the wine coming through as floral and fruit driven. There is always an acute note of violets in this wine. This is nicely textured with fine-grained chalky tannins and more freshness on the palate than what the notes in the nose might point at. 24,000 bottles produced.
95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|