James Suckling
Ole Imports, 2008 La Antigua Clásico Reserva

"Complex, layered and enticing nose of ripe strawberries, dried flowers and meat as well as porcini undertones. Full and velvety with ripe and soft tannins that follow through to a long, soft and slightly sweet finish. Harmonious and classy. Old-style. 65% garnacha, 20% tempranilo and some graciano. Drink now."
Wine Spectator
Ole Imports, 2008 La Antigua Clásico Reserva

"This supple red offers dried cherry, tobacco, vanilla and toasted spice flavors in a graceful texture, with light tannins and orange peel acidity. Harmonious, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2020. 1,500 cases made."
Wine Enthusiast
Ole Imports, 2008 La Antigua Clásico Reserva

"Rooty aromas of sarsparilla mix with red-fruit tones on the subtle nose. This aged Rioja is showing hard tannins and choppy acidity in support of herbal, leafy plum and red currant flavors. Tomato, herb and plum flavors stick out on a traditional, high-acid finish. Blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo and Graciano; highest vineyards 1,800 feet. "
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2008 La Antigua Clásico Reserva
Alberto Orte Vinos

60% Garnacha
30% Tempranillo
10% Graciano

Fruit comes from organically grown vines planted from 1940-1955 and tended in sandy and limestone soil at 568 m (1865 ft) elevation.

Fermentation lasts 24 months in stainless steel tanks plus 48 months aging in 60% French and 40% American oak barrels. (1500 cs)

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