El Pison 2013 Artadi
€ 216,59 (incl. Vat)
There is always something magnetic about the nose of this exceptional wine, and the 2013 Viña El Pisón, even though it feels young and primary, developed a myriad of nuances like none of the other bottlings from Artadi. There are flowers, herbs and peppercorns, orange peel, notes of sour cherries, balsamic hints, a minty touch, bay leaf perhaps... The palate shows the strictness of 2013, a little austere, with cold tannins, acidity that makes you salivate and a very long finish, but still quite sharp. There is very good balance and elegance here, and stuffing to slowly develop for a long time in bottle. It's modern and a little oaky, but exceptionally good, and if you have the patience it will turn into a beautiful bottle that will scream RIOJA!!!! 6,600 bottles.
JS Amazing depth and complexity to this red showing dark berries, strawberries, and raspberries with hints of earth and seaweed on the nose. Full body with ultra-compact and fined-grained tannins that follow through to a pure, very long and intense wet earthy and mineral finish. Very classy and structured. Needs at least four or five years to soften.