angeles de amaren,

  • tanzer iwc 90 pts(85% tempranillo and 15% graciano; aged in a 50/50 mix of French and American oak, all of it new): Saturated ruby. Perfumed aromas of blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate and vanilla. Sweet dark berry flavors and notes of candied licorice and cola coat the palate, with juicy acidity adding support. The cola and blueberry notes carry through onto the long, sappy finish, which is framed by velvety tannins."
    - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine cellar (September 2013), 90 pts

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  • iwinereview"This wine is a beauty from its complex, perfumed bouquet to its gorgeous silky palate of abundant spicy, dark red cherries and other fruit. While it sees 18 months of new oak, it's well integrated, and the tannins are firm but ripe. Made from 60+ year old vines"
    - I-WineReview (Report 43: Rioja - A New Look), 90 pts

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  • vinous logo 250"Bright violet color. A heady, complex bouquet displays scents of ripe dark berries, Indian spices and pipe tobacco, with a vanilla quality building in the glass. Blueberry and bitter cherry flavors are impressively concentrated but lively, picking up a smoky character with aeration. Closes very long and smooth, with gentle tannins coming in late to add shape and grip. This supple, appealing sweet and seamless wine is balanced to age but is showing awfully well right now.- Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vionus (November 2015), 92 pts

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  • vinous logo"Vivid purple. Cherry, cassis, vanilla and a hint of woodsmoke on the pungent nose. Broad, fleshy and sweet on the palate, offering pliant, oak-spiced black and blue fruit flavors and a strong dose of vanilla. Shows good energy for its richness and finishes plush and long, with supple tannins making a late appearance. There is a lot of rich fruit here but the oak does give me pause. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 89 pts

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  • james suckling hq logo plain"Straightforwardly ripe summer berries and baking spices. The palate is squarely dominated by sweetly spiced oak. Drink now."
    - James Suckling (Spain Tasting Report 2017), 90 pts

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  • wa90"The generously oaked 2012 Ángeles de Amaren is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano with malolactic and 16 months of aging in new French and American oak barrels. There are plenty of spices and smoke, toasted aromas and balsamic notes. The palate is sleek and polished, with some dusty tannins and plenty of oak-related flavors. This is still quite oaky after five years, and I guess it will always remain oaky and is therefore not for all palates. 45,000 bottles produced."
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #235, February 2018), 90 pts

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  • vinous logo"(aged for a year in a 50/50 mix of new American oak and used French oak barrels) Lurid ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet of red fruit liqueur and potpourri carries suggestions of smoky minerals and oak spices. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a refreshing jolt of white pepper. Rich yet vibrant in style, finishing with supple, late-arriving tannins and a lingering red fruit liqueur note. This sexy wine is pretty delicious already, but it also has the stuffing to age. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 92 pts

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  • wine and spirits logo 250Year's Best Rioja Wines
    - Wine & Spirits Magazine (December 2019), 90 pts

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  • vinous logo"Deep ruby. Oak-spiced cherry and blackberry aromas and flavors are complemented by a suggestion of mocha that gains strength as the wine opens up. Plush and seamless in style and showing no rough edges. Rich yet lively; a peppery note adds a spicy kick on the back half. Gentle tannins shape the impressively persistent finish, which leaves a hint of bitter chocolate behind. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 91 pts

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  • wa90"Cropped from a somehow-challenging year, the 2014 Crianza, a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha, aged in new French and American oak barrels for 12 to 14 months. It's clean, aromatic, modern and quite showy. It's approachable and easy, with polished tannins and tasty flavors. 40,000 bottles produced."
    - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #235, February 2018), 90 pts

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  • vinous logo"(aged in a 50/50 blend of new American and used French oak barrels) Lurid violet color. Heady, mineral-tinged red berry preserve, spicecake and lavender pastille aromas are complicated by suggestions of smoky minerals and cola. Offers juicy, sharply focused raspberry, cherry-vanilla and spicecake flavors that show impressive depth and turn sweeter with air. The juicy, extremely persistent finish is framed by supple, slow-building tannins that fold quickly into the wine's plush red fruit. - Josh Raynolds"
    - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 92 pts

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    - International Wine Challenge 2019, 92 pts & Gold Medal

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  • james suckling hq logo plain"The nose here is bustling with dark cherries, dark plums, dark chocolate and vanilla. Quite chewy and expansive on the palate, where the bark undertones really come through. Cherries, laden with nuts on the medium finish. Drink in 2021."
    - James Suckling (Spain Tasting Report 2019), 90 pts

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