"The bottled 2019 San Lázaro delivered what the sample promised back in January. It comes from one of my favorite vineyards, a 1.62-hectare plot in Laguardia just below Bodegas Palacio that was planted in 1956 on limestone and sand soils that produce elegant wines. In the past, the vineyard contributed to the Pagos Viejos blend that has been bottled separately since 2016 and has quickly taken a leading position in the Artadi hierarchy. The wine is complex and nuanced, serious and insinuating, with fine aromas of herbs and flowers and a lively and balanced palate with ultra fine, abundant and chalky tannins. Superb! 2,000 bottles were filled in June 2021."
97 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Initially the aromas and flavours were quite Mediterranean with attractive dried herbs. However, it turns darker and darker with notes of oyster sauce, warm pebble minerality, mussels and smoked spices. Full-bodied and equally “dark” on the palate with a fresh array of herbs and blackberries. Tense and powerful, but so attractive! Tempranillo. From organically grown grapes. Better from 2026."
96 points - James Suckling