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Date Printed: 4/1/2015
Artadi Pagos Viejos 1998
Artadi Pagos Viejos 1998
(search item no. 28096)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/1/2015: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An experience to be enjoyed on special occasions, this wine is dark cherry red in color and is both elegant and aromatic. Containing intriguing aromas of dark chocolate, black minerals, cigar box and fresh coconut, this wine is unctuous and elegant with a very long finish.

Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo

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About Artadi:

The Artadi estate was created in 1985 by the dynamic visionary winemaker, Juan Carlos Lopez de la Calle. His objective was to seek and nurture the concept that Tempranillo, when cultivated at high altitude, low-cropped, and from old vines, produces extraordinarily rich and profound wines. This, coupled with specific barrel treatments (with minor American oak influences) produces some of Rioja’s best wines.

Artadi is about purity of extracted fruit with almost Burgundian textures. In fact, critics have often compared these wines to the top wines of Chambolle-Musigny and other top appellations of Burgundy. The key to this level of elegance comes from the cold wines of the Pyrenees which blow from the north. This coupled with moderate temperatures tend to make these wines a study in elegance and power, the iron fist in a velvet glove if you will. They are some of the most extraordinary examples of Tempranillo in the world.