Steve Tanzer 91 points - Much better is the 2007 Allende Tinto, which was made from 100% Tempranillo and was bottled unfiltered after spending 14 months in new French oak. It exhibits lots of berry fruit, cedar wood and unsmoked high quality cigar tobacco, medium body, a beautiful texture, and a pure, impressive style with the wood pushed well to the background. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
BODEGA ALLENDE 2007 ALLENDE RIOJA
"Opaque ruby. A complex bouquet of dark berries, cherry cola and spicecake, with subtle minerality. Juicy, palate-staining blackberry and bitter cherry flavors blend density and energy, with very good mineral spine. Fresh and focused on the finish, which repeats the spicy notes." Josh Raynolds Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 91 points
|Finca Antigua was established in 2003 by brother-and-sister team Carlos and Pilar Martinez-Bujanda Irribarria, whose family has been making wine since 1889. The vision of Finca Antigua is to create a facility that balances wine styles with the latest technologies, while always respecting the family”s enduring, time-honored winemaking traditions. At sharp contrast with the fresh, bucolic landscape, stands a structure of steel, stone and cement housing the equipment used to transform Finca Antigua harvests into spectacular wines.