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Arzuaga Crianza 2016

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€16.60

Arzuaga Crianza 2016

Characteristics

  • Crianza. 16 Months in French and American oak barrels
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14.5

Score

91
Enterwine Score 91
91
Media rating 91

Availability: In stock

€16.60
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Details

This is the new vintage of Arzuaga Crianza, a household name in Ribera del Duero. The 2016 vintage combines 95% Tempranillo with 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Produced by Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro, this Spanish red wine is made from the oldest vines in the La Planta estate.

The grapes underwent an extremely careful selection process. Once in the cellar, they were destemmed, and then macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Then the wine was transferred into half French and half American oak barrels, where the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 16 months.

Drink this red wine from Ribera del Duero over the next 5-7 years.

Decant Arzuaga Crianza 2016 30 minutes before drinking.

Additional Information

Appearance

The red wine Arzuaga Crianza has a nice cherry colour with some purple tinges.

Nose

A purebred Ribera del Duero, this blend of Tempranillo & Cab. Sauvignon exhibits some mineral and earthy nuances, combined with aromas of ripe and red fruit, a layer of dry earth and remembrances of spices, fine wood and balsam.

Palate

Very gentle, with a sort of elegant austerity and a savoury, smooth passage through the palate. This wine by Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro is reminiscent of wild berries, with creamy nuances of wood and spices, and some hints of cigars, aromatic herbs and roasted coffee. A Crianza red wine with a fresh acidity, ripe tannins and a long, toasted finish.

Our personal opinion

The presence of Cabernet Suavignon gives an extra layer of complexity to Arzuaga Crianza 2016. Simply impeccable.

OTHER VINTAGES

Arzuaga Crianza 2015:

Enterwine 91. James Suckling 90.

Arzuaga Crianza 2014:

Enterwine 91. Gold Medal - Mundus Vini 2017 & Concours Mondial Bruxelles. Silver Medal - Decanter WWA & International Wine Awards 2017.

Arzuaga Crianza 2013:

Enterwine 91.

Arzuaga Crianza 2012:

Blend of Tinta Fina, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 95%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%.
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted white meats, semi-curred cheese, Stews, Vegetables
Taste Light, easy to drink, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
  1. of sternness review by The pleasure on 2/7/2019
    Value

    Old school Ribera. It is somewhat austere and earthy, nicely inquisitorial and deeply Castilian.

  2. + review by Sheryl Crush on 1/25/2018
    Value

    I learned to love wine with wines like this one. First love is the deepest.

  3. arzuaga red review by Solaris on 10/29/2017
    Value

    This is an old-school Spanish wine. Earthy, restrained and quite deep. I perceive many remembrances of charcoal, earth and spices here. Fruit is excellent. Good pairing with game recipes.

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