An experience to be enjoyed on special occasions, this wine has an intense burgundy color and is both profound and vivacious. Aromas of red and black fruit, black currants and Bing cherries fill the nose while ripe forest fruit, exotic perfume, soft wood, cloves, mint, chocolate and tobacco fill the palate. Ample in the mouth with fine, round tannins, the wine is fresh and long in the palate as befits a great, cool vintage.
"The 2007 Pagos Viejos is sourced from Artadi’s three best and most elevated vineyard sites, all planted to Tempranillo over 75 years of age. The wine was aged for 18 months in new French oak. It sports a superb aromatic array of toasty new oak, pencil lead, violets, incense, black cherry, and blueberry. Elegant, ripe, and velvety on the palate, it has superb depth and concentration, savory flavors, a firm structure, and a 45-second finish. Give it 6-8 years of additional bottle age and drink it from 2016 to 2032."
The Wine Advocate