87/100 Punkte Robert Parker Apr 2015 I believe the 2014 Tempranillo is a new red with a short period in oak before bottling. It has a decadent nose of macerated black cherries and prunes, ripe and smelling of a new wine with hints of cereals and cream. The juicy palate gives flavors of cherries and is framed by polished tannins. Great with lamb chops! 60,000 bottles.
92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Jun 2016 The one white here, the 2014 Horizonte de Exopto is a classica Rioja blend of Viura with some 10% Garnacha Blanca and 5% Malvasía Riojana picked from the old vineyards in Ábalos, where the red and white grape varieties are planted together--as they do not have any white grape vineyards. The white grapes where usually planted in the poorer soils to compensate yields, as whites tends to produce more than reds; however, they avoid the Calagraño, which they consider a grape that is too neutral. Volumes are therefore quite low; they produce around 3,000 bottles of this oak-aged white with the intention to create something with aging potential. The grapes fermented together and the end of the fermentation was in barrique, where the wine matured for one year. They talk about a cool vintage; the wine was bottled at 12.5% alcohol, with a pH of 3.33 and seven grams of acidity (tartaric). 2014 is somehow similar to 2013, perhaps a year with more ups and
92/100 Punkte James Suckling December 2016 A deep and intense nose of fresh blackberries, currants and cherries as well as a fresh herbal character. Full-bodied and velvety with juicy, fine-grained tannins and a long, ripe and citrusy finish. Lots of grape-skin undertones. Drink now or hold.
91/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2016 Brilliant ruby. Pungent and complex, redolent of smoke- and mineral-accented cherry liqueur and cassis, with emerging pipe tobacco, dark chocolate and licorice notes. The palate opens up slowly, revealing bitter cherry and violet pastilles, along with spicecake, coconut and a sharpening peppery nuance. Fine-grained tannins and a sexy floral edge give shape to a long, incisive finish.
92/100 Punkte Falstaff Weinguide 2014/15 Mit feiner Kräuterwürze und einem Hauch von Nougat unterlegte Kirschenfrucht, etwas nach Zwetschgen, tabakiger Touch. Komplex, engmaschige Textur, feine Extraktsüsse, seidige Tannine, schokoladiger Touch, mineralische Note im Abgang, gute Länge.
95/100 Punkte Falstaff Österreichs beste Rotweine Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, breiterer Wasserrand. Mit feiner Schieferwürze unterlegte dunkle Beerenfrucht, zarte florale Nuancen, ein Hauch von Nougat und Zwetschken, mineralischer Touch. Elegant, saftig, feine Kirschenfrucht, gut integrierte Tannine, finessenreicher Säurebogen, bereits sehr harmonisch, trinkanimierender, zugänglicher Stil.
93/100 Punkte vinous Sep 2015 Dark ruby. Elegant nose exudes a delicate blackberry scent along with clove, orange peel and wild herbs. Concentrated, ripe and powerful, with boysenberry fruit enlivened by a refreshing acid structure, the 2012 Perwolff finishes with abundant but sweet and ripe tannins and very good length. This is the first time this wine has been bottled as a single-variety Blaufränkisch. It is a blend of fruit from five different vineyards matured in new oak--and potentially the best Perwolff I have ever tasted.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker Jun 2015 The 2013 Siuralta Gris is produced with the grey variation of Garnacha with some 10% Garnacha Blanca, and has a character than made me put it somewhere between Burgundy and Alsace, with some creamy aromas and a much sharper palate with high acidity and a long, mineral finish, quite polished but with good length. 1,400 bottles produced.