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TELMO RODRIGUEZ Bodega LANZAGA Rioja 'La Estrada' 2017 (750mL)

TELMO RODRIGUEZ Bodega LANZAGA Rioja 'La Estrada' 2017 (750mL)

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"A dense, layered red with blue fruit, lavender and some violets. It’s full and rich, yet tight and chewy. Really needs time to soften some of the rather angular tannins. But showing lots of terroir-driven character. From organically grown grapes. Better after 2022"
96 points  - James Suckling


"The 2017 La Estrada, one of the new single-vineyard bottlings produced since 2014, comes from a northeast-facing 0.64-hectare plot, one of the highest vineyards in the village of Lanciego, at 610 meters in altitude, which helped to avoid the effect of the spring frost of 2017. It fermented in an open-top 3,000-liter oak vat and matured in a combination of foudres and barriques for 14 to 16 months. For me, La Estrada and El Velado are in a different quality level than Tabuerniga and Las Beatas. This has a very Rioja character, with a faint rusticity, ripeness and some dusty tannins, but it's still very fresh for the conditions of the year. 1,932 bottles were filled in May 2019."
94 points  - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate