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2005 Finca Allende, Aurus, Rioja
Press and Tasting Notes
[95 pts Robert Parker] Aurus is 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano from 60-year-old vineyards with tiny yields. It was barrel fermented and aged in 100% new French oak. A saturated purple, the wine is currently more reticent than the Calvario aromatically although the same elements are present. The wine is still a baby, with lots of fat, sweet, la ... Read More »
The most popular Spanish wine growing region is Rioja. There, like Ribera del Duero, the Tempranillo grape rules. In Rioja, a classification system is used that essentially defines the wines by how much oak and bottle age the wine sees ... Read More »