Red Wine Orben 2018

Rioja red wine, old vines Tempranillo aged for 12 months in oak and for 12 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Tempranillo,
Wineries: Bodegas Orben
P 91 ñ 94 92 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

A modern-style Rioja, Orben is a single varietal Tempranillo Spanish red wine

Produced by Bodegas Orben, a brand of Grupo Artevino, this Crianza red wine is made from old-vines planted between the years 1945 and 1954. The vineyards grow in sandy soils in the heart of La Rioja Alavesa.

Harvested by hand in mid October, the grapes were meticulously selected, destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks.

Malolactic fermentation was carried out in tanks and oak barrels. After that, Orben 2017 was aged for 12 months in new and 2nd year French oak barrels (50/50).

Finally, this Rioja red wine was clarified, filtered and aged for 1 more year in the bottle.

Aerate 1 hour before drinking. 29,676 bottles produced.


Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Orben has a high, cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.


This Tempranillo from La Rioja evokes aromas of balsam, resin and menthol, which are combined with notes of juicy red fruit, clove and cinnamon. This Crianza red wine has an earthy and mineral background.


Solid and bold, this red wine from Bodegas Orben has a meaty body sustained by a crisp acidity. Intense notes of red and black fruit, remembrances of balsam, menthol and garrigue and dim toasted and mineral nuances. This red wine from La Rioja Alavesa has some mild tannins and a long, toasted finish.

Our personal opinion

Both powerful and drinkable, Orben 2017 is simply delightful. Be sure to aerate it 1 hour before drinking.


Orben 2013:

Enterwine 92. Wine Spectator 95 (Best Spanish Wine 2019. No. 13 in WS's Top 100 Wines). Peñín 90.

Orben 2012:

Parker 90. Enterwine 93. Peñín 93.

Orben 2011:

Varietal Tempranillo. Peñín 93. Wine Spectator 94.

Orben 2010:

Blend with 3% Graciano. Parker 91.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 91
Peñin Score 94
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 93
Other guides J. Suckling 94.
Mono-Varietal Tempranillo
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegetables
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
less oak is ok
New-style Rioja. I found this less oaky and more fruit-driven than usual. Cool label. Very good.
Review by (Posted on 18 August 2017)
Sense títol
very nice wine but I personally don't buy expensive wine as there are many good wine's for half the price. This was a gift of 6 bottles and I am on my first glass of the first bottle. It does pack a punch and will be excellent with red meat. Slante'!
Review by (Posted on 19 December 2015)
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