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Artadi Rioja Vinas de Gain 2011

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94 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: (100% tempranillo). Colour: bright cherry. Nose: ripe fruit, sweet spices, creamy oak, red berry notes, mineral. Palate: flavourful, fruity, toasty, round tannins. (2014)

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/08/2007

Artadi 2002 Strong anise vanilla, deep black cherry, light wood, all on the nose after a ½ hour of air in a decanter. Big wine rich with vanilla, cream, deep rich cherry black cherry, gorgeous lushness. Wow, a lot of depth and more. Opened over an hour and it's still deep and strong. Little bit of an herbal quality with rich fruit and a strong mineral quality that prevades it all. Wow! I must buy more. Fresh ground pepper mixed with the strong cherry quality. Also on the finish a strong plum note makes itself known. c5a12t17o8=92 [92]


Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
0.00 5
Vintage: 1998 08/08/2007

An elegant fully mature wine with great nuance. Interestingly while enjoyable out of the bottle, it really opened up an hour into being opened though I would still say this wine is ready now for consumption. 4/5 [NR]


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Vintage: 2008 09/27/2012

The 2008 Vinas de Gain is sourced from Tempranillo vines between 25 and 40 years of age and is matured in new, one- and two-year-old wood from several coopers. It has a very well-defined bouquet with crisp blackberry, cassis and licorice-scented frui... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2008 Artadi Rioja Vinas de Gain 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 03/19/2013

Bright ruby. Sexy, expressive aromas of dark berries and cherry-vanilla, with cracked pepper and pipe tobacco nuances adding complexity. Plush and supple in texture, with sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors lifted by gentle acidity. Soft tanni... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2008 Artadi Rioja Vinas de Gain 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 08/25/2011

Medium garnet hue. An ethereal nose offers mouth-watering aromas of dried blackberry, mace, clove, and vanilla incense. The palate showcases Bordelaise elegance with dried cherry, black licorice and a hint of tar, followed by a back note of oolong te... Neil Mechanic. A Tempranillo wine from Rioja in Spain. 2007 Artadi Rioja Vinas de Gain 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

No one produced more complex, concentrated, age worthy Riojas than Artadi. Readers who are unable to locate and afford their two expensive cuvees should check out the 1,500 cases that made it to the United States of the sensational 1998 Vinas de Gain. A selection from three hillside parcels where the wine average 40 years, and are bottled after 18 months in French oak (no filtration), it is an elegant, stylish effort with terrific fruit, a sweet, complex nose of black cherries, minerals, lead pencil, spice box, and vanilla. Made from 100% Tempranillo, it possesses an impressive texture, medium to full body, and beautiful balance as well as purity. It is a wine to drink now and over the next 10ndash;12 years.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2007 11/15/2010

Purpurrote Farbe. In der Nase Holznoten, Frucht, Heidelbeere, Brombeere mit blumigen Nuancen. Am Gaumen ein voller, fruchtiger, blumiger mit schöner Balance und gut strukturiert. Beim Finish lang, vollmundig und mit viel Frucht.


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

The 2001 Vinas de Gain (100% Tempranillo) is a fabulous effort for the price (one of the best buys in the marketplace). Aged in French oak casks (about 40% new) for 12ndash;14 months, it boasts a deep purple color to the rim as well as a perfume of raspberries, blackberries, crushed stones, and white flowers. With extraordinary precision, definition, and finesse, great elegance, wonderful sweetness, medium body, and a gorgeously textured finish, it caresses the palate, offering considerable personality and overall symmetry. It will drink beautifully for 7ndash;8 years. A brilliant effort, itrsquo;s a steal at $20.


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

This terrific wineryrsquo;s 2003 Vinas de Gain is a 100% old vine Tempranillo from their high altitude vineyard sites in Rioja Alavesa. A superb entry level effort, it reminded me of the famed Pomerol, lrsquo;Evangile. Wonderful scents of black raspberries, sweet cherries, smoke, truffles, and earth soar from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-hued 2003. Ripe and elegant, with beautiful purity, superb intensity, and a long, smooth finsh, it is a glorious Rioja to enjoy over the next 5ndash;7 years.


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94 points Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: (100% tempranillo). Colour: bright cherry. Nose: ripe fruit, sweet spices, creamy oak, red berry notes, mineral. Palate: flavourful, fruity, toasty, round tannins. (2014)

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