Artadi Pagos Viejos 2009
Minerally aromas of iodine, charred beef and burnt coffee are dark and smoky. This modern, smooth-bodied Rioja is freindly and complete on the palate, while flavors of dark berries, prune, chocolate and espresso push things in the direction of jammy. This is ripe to the max, with loads of fruit and flavor but a soft structure. Drink through 2020.
This bold red delivers mouthfilling plum and blackberry flavors, with plenty of espresso and toast from oak. Assertive tannins and a touch of heat add to the drive. A big wine in a modern style. Best from 2013 through 2020. 150 cases imported.