2012 El Carretil, Artadi, Rioja

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Plenty of structure here; rounded tannins to frame the volumous fruit. Darker and more backward, a touch of toasty oak on the palate. Very much built for the long term but good acidity is present and detail should emerge over the coming years. Simon Field MW, Wine Buyer Juan Carlos López de Lacalle, owner and winemaker of Artadi, is recognised as one of the greatest names in the business in Spain. The winery was once a co-operative of 13 growers who owned well-sited vineyards around the town of Laguardia in the Alavesa wine region of Rioja. Juan Carlos saw the potential of these wonderful vin