Artadi, Grandes Anadas, 1998

Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain

Artadi, Grandes Anadas, 1998

Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain

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Grape Varietes: Tempranillo 100% Wine Style: Savoury Reds Winemaker: Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle Optimum Drinking: 2017-2030 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102800 Fill Level: In neck. Label Quality: Excellent condition.
Estate Notes

Artadi Grandes Anadas 1998 is a limited production Rioja and one of the estate's top Riojas. The 1998 vintage was purchased in its original wooden case and is in excellent condition.

Artadi's wines, produced from a co-operative of 13 growers, are amongt the finest producers in Rioja today. Winemaker Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacaille produces Rioja of heady opulence through minute attention to detail at every stage of the vineyard and winemaking process.

Reviews

"At the top of the Artadi hierarchy is this limited production cuvees. Grandes Anadas is a majestic, ageworthy Rioja that may well be the single greatest wine made in that appellation. The 1998 Grandes Anades (100% Tempranillo from 70-100-year old vines) has only been made twice in the last seven years, 1994 and 1998. It is tannic and highly extracted, with lots of body. It is a broodingly backward, formidable wine with amazing concentration, purity, and overall balance. Long and concentrated, with a 40-50-second finish, it requires 3-4 years of cellaring and should evolve gracefully for three decades. This is a classic, yet singular expression of Rioja the likes of which can be found nowhere else in that viticultural area." Robert Parker

"Full medium ruby. Clean, sharply delineated nose combines bright black raspberry and floral flavors with pain epice and bitter chocolate. Offers wonderful sweetness and thrust; a densely packed wine with terrific structure and verve." Stephen Tanzer