The wine shows an intense, deep red with purple nuances. Complex, concentrated, and intense on the nose with aromas of ripe black fruits, mint, and cocoa. A mineral and light background of toasted and caramelized tones dominate. Very elegant and complex aromas that evolve favorably throughout the tasting. In the mouth it is fresh and gentle. Elegant mouthfeel, fresh and well-textured, and a long finish that recalls the fruity, spicy and caramelized aromas.
Pair with red meats, roasted or in sauce, ground or bird game, soft or lightly cured cheeses and Bluefish. Alternatively, try to leave a little for the end of the meal and enjoy it with a dessert of dark chocolate.
"Saturated maroon. Expansive spice- and smoke-accented dark berry, cherry cola, candied flowers and pipe tobacco on the highly perfumed nose. Sweet and gently chewy on the palate, offering intense black currant, cherry preserve and floral pastille flavors and building vanilla and mocha flourishes. Smooth, even tannins add structure and gentle grip to a long, dark-fruit-driven finish, which leaves smoke, vanilla and spice notes behind. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2021), 94 pts
"Lots of blueberries and ripe fruit. Cassis, too. It’s full-bodied and very ripe with lots of new wood. A little overdone and old-school, but some may like the slightly jammy and vanilla-dominated character. Drink now."
- James Suckling (October 2020), 89 pts
Florentino Arzuaga founded Bodegas Arzuaga-Navarro in the early 1990’s, after purchasing La Planta estate.
La Planta estate is in the heart of Arzuaga’s extensive vineyards in Quintanilla de Onésimo. The estate, ...