Great, heavy and aging red wines
JP 95 / 100 von José Peñin
RP 92 / 100 von Robert Parker
Wait. Wins when longer stored.
6 -12 years, best vintages even longer.
To be served at room temperature to a maximum of 17 to 19 °C. Young wines benefit from decanting.
Refined meat and game dishes, feathered game, roast meat of any kind, well spiced Lamm and mature cheese.
The 2009 El Puntido carries the name of the vineyard in Laguardia (Alava) from which the Tempranillo grapes are sourced , 25 hectares at 600 meters altitude with borderline climate for Tempranillo and a very high content of chalk, which makes for very fresh wines. The grapes ferment with their own yeast in stainless steel, and malolactic fermentation is carried out in French oak barrels where the wine then ages for 18 months. The 2009 feels young and a little backward with riper fruit that gives a strong sensation of freshness. The palate shows abundant tannins balanced by very good acidity with that fresh sensation found in the nose and a mineral, almost salty finish. An Atlantic Rioja from a Mediterranean vintage. 48,000 bottles produced. Drink 2014-2023.