Region / Appellation: Rioja DOCa
Producer: Bodegas Altanza
Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
The 3rd series of the wines made for the collection Spanish Artists Lealtanza and in honor to Antoni Gaudi features three images of details of the famous Park Güell in Barcelona. These wines are released in a limited series of 42,000 bottles.
93 Points+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2005 Lealtanza Reserva Spanish Artist Collection (Gaudi in this vintage) is 100% Tempranillo sourced from 75+ year old vines and aged for 18 months in new French oak. Purple/black in color, it proffers a complex perfume of lavender, incense, Asian spices, leather, black cherry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, dense, and mouth-filling, it is loaded with ripe fruit, notes of terroir and spice, and enough tannin to blossom for another 3-4 years. This lengthy effort will offer a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2025." (Wine Advocate #188, April 2010)
92 Points International Wine Cellar (Stephen Tanzer) - "Saturated ruby color. Heady aromas of red and dark berries, cherry-cola, vanillin oak spices and potpourri, with a smoky mineral overtone. Lush, pliant raspberry and mulberry flavors are complicated by notes of candied rose, vanilla, sassafras and five spice powder and framed by velvety tannins. A suave mineral component adds energy to the very long, spicy, penetrating finish. For a rich wine this is surprisingly energetic and focused." (Jan 2009)
92 Points Wine Spectator - "Don't be fooled by the heavy-weight bottle; this is a supple, graceful wine. Fine-grained tannins support focused, lively flavors of cherry, sandalwood, tobacco and mineral, and juicy acidity keeps the finish fresh." (Nov 2009)
17 (out of 20) Points Decanter Magazine - "Complex cherry, cassis nose, floral and deep. Elegant. Fresh, balancing, menthol and herbal red fruits, peppery palate, with mineral notes and a long aftertaste." (Jan 2010)
93 Points Guía Peñón
93 Points Guía Palacio de los mejores vinos de Iberoamérica
About the Winery:
Located in Fuenmayor, a town in the province of La Rioja, bordering the Ebros River. At Bodegas Altanza, the production of wine is an artistry where they take time to invest into each bottle. By combining traditional winemaking methods with the latest technologies, they strike to produce quality wines at a reasonable price.