2014 La Rioja Alta Finca Martelo
Tempranillo - 750ML
2014 La Rioja Alta Finca Martelo
  • WA 94
  • 94
  • JS 92
  • WS 92

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Reg: $44.94

$29.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jul. 2021

*Price does not include U.S. import tariffs that may be due from buyer on arrival. Please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2019
This wine is released as Martelo in Spain but that be renamed as Finca Martelo in the international market. So, I tasted the 2014 again but this time labeled as 2014 Finca Martelo. The wine hasn't changed much since the...   This wine is released as Martelo in Spain but that be renamed as Finca Martelo in the international market. So, I tasted the 2014 again but this time labeled as 2014 Finca Martelo. The wine hasn't changed much since the last time I tasted it; it's aromatic and showy, with elegance and poise, nicely balanced and perfumed with a medium body and very fine tannins, intense flavors and a long finish. It's evolving very slowly, and I wouldn't be surprised if it made old bones. 80,000 bottles produced. - LG  
94
Tim Atkin MW, January 2019
The vines in this small two-hectare plot on very poor soils, made as a separate wine for the first time in 2012, are all over 80 years' old. The result is a wine with impressive focus and concentration, dense black...   The vines in this small two-hectare plot on very poor soils, made as a separate wine for the first time in 2012, are all over 80 years' old. The result is a wine with impressive focus and concentration, dense black fruits, refreshing acidity and the texture to integrate the 100% new French oak. 2022-2032  
JS 92
jamessuckling.com, July 2019
Plenty of cedar, dark-chocolate and coffee character, but the dried strawberry and cherry character shows through. The tannins are quite pointed but soft and silky, just as the red fruit is quite elegant. A very...   Plenty of cedar, dark-chocolate and coffee character, but the dried strawberry and cherry character shows through. The tannins are quite pointed but soft and silky, just as the red fruit is quite elegant. A very interesting mix of Riojan craftsmanship and Burgundy style. Drink now.  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2018
This rich red delivers a mix of ripe fruit and savory flavors, with cherry, roasted plum, tobacco, loamy earth and spicy character. Well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity provide focus. Generous and harmonious...   This rich red delivers a mix of ripe fruit and savory flavors, with cherry, roasted plum, tobacco, loamy earth and spicy character. Well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity provide focus. Generous and harmonious. Drink now through 2028. 6,600 cases made. — TM  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Tempranillo
Country Spain
Region Rioja
Sub-region Rioja Alta
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Winery

La Rioja Alta

In July 10, 1890, five Riojan and Basque families who shared a passion for wine founded the ‘Sociedad Vinícola de La Rioja Alta’ in Haro's Station Quarter. They erected a winery on the pillars of quality, elegance, innovation, and evolution, enthusiastically sharing the dream of making and aging top-quality Rioja wines. Thus began a pursuit of excellence that continues into the 21st century with identical enthusiasm, combined with the most modern winemaking technology.

La Rioja Alta’s particular 'treasure' is the more than 400 hectares of estate-owned vineyards located in the best terroirs of Rioja. They also manufacture their own barrels from imported American oak (currently about 30,000) using artisanal methods.

Today, the wines of La Rioja Alta are an international exemplar of the great wines of Rioja, and their brands are present in the best restaurants across all continents.