Finca La Emperatriz Crianza 2013

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SKU 08079


Tasting Notes: a cherry-coloured wine, with a clean and brilliant appearance. Very
intense on the nose, with initial highlights of ripe peach and dark blackcurrant
accompanied by fine aromatic notes of spice and toast; a legacy of the barrel.
It has good depth, with complexity and mineral qualities. Silky and amiable in
the mouth, voluminous and very fruity. The oak and fruit flavours are perfectly
combined, with a long, refreshing finish. Easy to drink. The fruity notes and
mineral traces characteristic of grapes from Finca La Emperatriz make a welcome
return in the aftertaste.
Category Red Wine
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Brand Finca La Emperatriz
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateIn 2013, many of the top wines were not bottled and others saw their volumes reduced, which I wonder if it's the reason why the 2013 Finca La Emperatriz Crianza showed so well, as it probably had fruit that in other years must have gone to other wines. It's a blend of different plots and the varietal break up is approximately 95% Tempranillo, 3% Garnacha and 2% Viura (white). Since 2012, they have changed the style going for something more elegant, eliminating bleeding, with softer pumping over and maturing in barrels (mostly American oak) for some 14 months. It has a nose of ripe fruit and spices, quite balanced and elegant, and a similar, soft and silky palate, very drinkable. 136,600 bottles and 9,200 magnums.

Luis Gutierrez, August 30, 2016