Region: Rioja, Spain
Finca San Martín Crianza 2018
100% Tempranillo from the Torre de Oña vineyard.
Very intense nose, with a marked fruity character: cranberries, redcurrants and blackberries envelop balsamic aromas of patisserie, cocoa, freshly-ground coffee, cinnamon and liquorice.
Intense and well-balanced in the mouth, with an elegant freshness, balance, fine tannins and a smooth finish. Fruit-laden aftertaste, with marked notes of red fruit underscored with balsamic notes from barrel aging. Represents all the typicity and uniqueness of Rioja Alavesa.
Food pairing: snacks, starters, hefty first courses and red meat in general.
90/100 Tim Atkin MW