This vintage was marked by a very rainy and cold spring just at the time of the growth cycle. This fact caused it to ripen unevenly and with a certain delay. Thanks to a fairly dry September and October, the grapes that ripened with a certain delay were harvested in a selective manner. A complicated vintage, but with good results since there was an exhaustive selection of the grapes. A good balance between concentration and acidity in their youth define the wines from this vintage.
A good balance and few climate incidents define this vintage. The autumn began with mild temperatures and lack of rain. In March began the rain,as well as the development of the vines. At the beginning of the growth cycle of the vines, temperatures decrease and there were a lot of rainy days. This caused an irregular growth of the vineyard. After an unstable month of May, the temperatures increased, and a cycle without rains began. This resulted in perfect sprouts and a good flowering. The summer months were warm and with some heat waves, which caused a slower growth cycle and some symptoms of water stress, and thus a concentration of fruit. At the end of September, and before the harvest, there was some rain that was perfect for a great year thanks to the perfect ripening of the grapes. Good acidity and concentration define the wines from this vintage. Fine wines with a great ageing potential.
An excellent vintage in Rioja. With a mild autumn, and a cold and rainy winter, the growth season began with enough resources for the perfect development of the vines. During this period, there were no pests and diseases until the end of the growth cycle. During the harvest, there were no significant rains, so the health and ripening of the grapes were excellent. A great year with great aged wines that can be stored for a long time. Perfect balance between the most amiable tannins and the good acidity, which give these wines an extraordinary length.
A very intense and expressive cherry red. Nose
Ripe black fruit aromas with spicy, mineral notes and liquorice. Taste
A potent and fleshly opening. Passing to an unctuous and tasty flavour with memories of ripened black fruit. Acidity is well balanced and tannins are well integrated. A long after taste.
Intense, bright cherry red. A fine, intense and slow tear. Nose
Intense, penetrating and complex. Ripe dark fruit against a spiced, mineral and smoked backdrop. Enveloping, well integrated woods. Taste
Powerful, flavourful and fleshy. A good attack, soft to the touch and a good balance between the fruit and ageing. A long finish that is reminiscent of dark fruit, toasted notes and cocoa.
Dark cherry maroon colour with maroon edges. Bright and clean wine with a high robe and elegant slow-falling tears. Nose
Before swirling the glass, lovely aromas of wood and spices are noticed. After swirling the wine, expressive notes of ripe red fruit are released with more spicy and creamy aromas and hints of cocoa, tobacco and coffee. Intense and harmonious, very balanced set. Taste
A round, very expressive and long wine with a good attack and a long, tasty, smooth, dry and fresh mid palate. The flavours found in the nose are felt again in a good balanced. A well-bodied wine with a good structure and integrated tannins (even if the need some more time to finish polishing). Long and persistent finish. A traditional Rioja with an excellent value for Money.
Intense dark cherry colour with maroon edges. High robe. Clean and bright wine with slow-falling glycerique tears. Nose
Intense aromas with very expressive notes of very ripe and even liquorised fruit. The creamy and toasted aromas of the noble woods are felt along with the subtle spicy hints. All the aromas are very balanced and none of the stands out hiding any other. Taste
This powerful Dominio de Ugarte is a loyal reflect of the aromas felt on the nose and fills the mouth of silky, ripe fruit sensations very well integrated with the notes provided by the oak. Its subtle spicy notes (black pepper, coffee and vanilla) round out this great wine. It has ripe tannins and a long and persistent finish.
One of the classic Rioja wines with an excellent value for money.
Very dark cherry colour with maroon edges. Clean and bright wine with dense tears. Nose
Elegant bouquet with ripe black fruit (almost jam) along with complex spices, creamy and toasted notes provided by the noble oak with a light touch of leather. Taste
Elegant, pleasant, concentrated and dry wine, with a velvety and intense mid palate with very expressive notes of fruit mixed with spicy and creamy touches. It has ripe tannins, a fresh acidity and a lingering finish.
Red fruits, with little shade evolved Nose
Wide range of aromas among them the excellent integration of the barrel with a very expressive fruit.
A particularly balanced wine, with ripe tannins and powerful.