2015 Bodegas y Viñedos Artuke

Grapes Graciano, Tempranillo
Colour Red
Origin Spain, Rioja
ABV 13%

A cuvée of just 1000 bottles, from a single plot at 650m. Old vine intensity, richness and sweetness to the fruit, just rounded by oak - a very complete wine - gorgeous seamless length. Drinking range: 2019 - 2030 L&S (Mar 2017)

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The single-vineyard 2015 K4 was sourced from a plot planted in Ábalos in 1950 at 660 meters in altitude. It's mostly Tempranillo with 12% Graciano aged in 600-liter foudres for 12 months. This is a darker, more powerful red, with some spicy and smoky aromas, hints of coal and licorice. This is a vineyard that did not suffer from hail in 2015, so it was harvested later than the ones that did. The palate is a lot lighter, finer and more elegant than expected, with sharp acidity and fine-grained, slightly dusty tannins. Drinking range: 2018 - 2027 Rating: 92 Luis Gutierrez, www.robertparker.com (Feb 2018)

Dense, smoky nose. Very rich and tannic, but surprisingly well balanced. A big wine. Drink now. Rating: 92-92 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com (Jul 2017)

It is spectacular spot. From a single plot in the foothills of the Sierra Cantabria, which absorbs the nutrients from a chalky clay soil with rock fragments which have broken away from the mountain and which breathes the Atlantic climate of the district. We make our most personal wine. Its hallmark: its stringent four-phase selection process of vineyard, vine, cluster and berries. Traditional destemmed fermentation method. A vineyard planted in 1950, 75% Tempranillo, 25% Graciano, grown at 650 metres above sea level on chalky clay with rock fragments. Winemaker's notes (Mar 2016)

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