Only perfect grapes are used for this wine. The search for perfection can be found at every single stage of its creation: the vineyard, grape selection, vinification and ageing. Limited production.
Color:.Cherry red tones with high robe.
Nose: Fine, elegant and complex in the nose with good concentration of black fruit, subtle touches of creamy oak as well as hints of roasted coffee and minerals.
Palate: It is full-bodied, fleshy and elegant, with plenty of complexity and power. This wine shows black fruit jam and liquorice, firm structure and a long, delicious and persistent finish.
Red meats, stews, game, cured cheeses.
"(aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months) Deep, saturated red. Mineral-accented aromas of red berry preserves, incense, spicecake and candied flowers show impressive energy and delineation. Sweet, seamless and pliant in the mouth, offering concentrated raspberry, boysenberry and lavender pastille flavors that deepen steadily with air. Rich but energetic as well, with velvety tannins framing an extremely long finish that leaves behind exotic spice and vanilla notes. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2019), 93 pts
- International Wine Challenge 2019, 92 pts & Gold Medal
"Densely colored, richly oaked and appropriately concentrated, this pure Tempranillo hails from 60-year-old vines in Samaniego, Leza and Villabuena at between 500 and 600 metres. Toasty, firm and dry, but with the underlying concentration to age further in bottle. 2021-26"
- TIM ATKIN RIOJA 2020 SPECIAL REPORT, February 2020, 91 pts
"A red with firm and silky tannins and lots of dark-berry and chocolate character. Hints of cedar, too. Full and fresh. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (Spain Tasting Report 2019), 91 pts
Mundus Vini 2017 - Gold Medal
Berliner Wein Trophy 2017 -Gold Medal
"Dark plum and earthy notes as well as fresh vanilla and spiced cherry compote. Commanding tannins on the palate. Fruit and wood are well matched. Rich and intense. Drink now."
- James Suckling (Spain Tasting Report 2017), 91 pts
"Brilliant ruby. Ripe, oak-accented blackberry and boysenberry compote scents are lifted by suggestions of black pepper, allspice and fresh lavender. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering energetic black and blue fruit flavors and hints of mocha and cola. A smoky mineral nuance adds cut and focus to the long, focused finish, which features velvety tannins and a repeating smokiness. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (November 2015), 92 pts
"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), 92 pts
"(100% tempranillo, from vines that are over 60 years old; aged in new French oak): Opaque purple. Smoky cherry and blackberry preserve aromas and flavors, complicated by a suggestion of vanilla and building smokiness. Lush and creamy but firmed by zesty acidity. Vanilla and cola notes dominate the broad, persistent finish, which shows excellent clarity and persistence."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine cellar (September 2013), 91 pts
Founded in 1995, Bodegas Amaren is the second project of Juan Luís Cañas, owner and manager of Bodegas Luís Cañas.