2009 Artadi Pagos Viejos
Things start heating up with the awesome 2009 Pagos Viejos, which is a blend of Juan Carlos-s old plots of vine. It demands coaxing from the glass, the broody dark berry, licorice-tinged fruit remaining bashful under a cloak of French oak, but intimating something alluring ten years down the line. The palate is full-bodied with a silky smooth texture, the oak singing from the same hymn sheet as the precocious fruit that is underpinned by super-fine tannins. It offers weightless intensity. The Pagos Viejos has fine symmetry and poise towards the finish with a just a faint tang of Seville orange marmalade on the aftertaste. Everything is in place - just add time. Drink 2018-2030.
by Neal Martin, Issue #202, August 2012
--The Wine Advocate
This bold red delivers mouthfilling plum and blackberry flavors, with plenty of espresso and toast from oak. Assertive tannins and a touch of heat add to the drive. A big wine in a modern style. Best from 2013 through 2020. 150 cases imported. –TM
by Tim Molesworth, October 31, 2012
The balanced production of our old vineyards. together with a limited yield and careful aging, result in the authentic spirit of this wine. This is wine of intense colour, complex in the nose, fully structured with a long after taste.
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