Artadi Spanish Red Pagos Viejos Tempranillo Net 2003
Six new sorting tables and open-top stainless steel vats were introduced for<br/>this vintage, indicative of the on-going quality initiative at Artadi; deep<br/>colour, rich nose and plenty of Tempranillo charm.<br/><br/>From eponymous old vines at altitude on the chalky Alavesa soils. Aged in<br/>French rather than American barriques. A voluptuous perfume which marries<br/>woodsmoke, cream and cassis, then rich and intense en bouche. Notes of prune,<br/>aniseed and even garrigue lend complexity. The overall structure is impressive<br/>and will repay keeping for 4-6 years.