£16.96/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Allende 2013
Bottle size and vintage
Allende has been evolving in its successive vintages. Allende today is a very good Rioja and contemporary, yet as well-made and drinkable as the classic ones.
The first impression is of terroir, of that Tempranillo firmly-rooted in the Rioja soil, and also of a modern-style wine, due to its juiciness and body; the wine has plenty of fullness, but it's extremely pleasant. The second impression is of seriousness and rigour: most appealing. We’re scrutinising it, whilst enjoying every sip.
Appearing a dark Picota cherry colour of high density, without seeming opaque, it exudes aromas of ripe fruit, of red fruits (cherries, pomegranate), some concentrated fruit aromas which already give on the nose a sensation of juiciness, of intensity, alerting us to a fruit-driven wine. Accompanying that fruitiness, we breathe in a lovely terroir scent, spicy notes, a hint of chocolate and with some aeration it also releases those damp notes, of leather and even a saline touch, so reminiscent of the great classic Riojas. Worth remarking upon too is the perfect integration of the alcohol, the mild balsamic and mineral (graphite) notes that are being activated to come through in the same glass, and its slightly earthy finish.
We recommend that you decant it half an hour beforehand, so that its remarkable complexity can be better enjoyed. The best thing is that sensation of harmony and its palate, so juicy and mature, with glycerine sensations that fill the mouth yet glide away so very easily on the tongue. It is one of those delectable moreish wines. Most definitely a contemporary classic and a delight for the senses.
Cooked sausages / Veal with mushrooms / Lentils with chorizo sausage / Meat casseroles / To enjoy on its own / Magret of duck / Oxtail / Milk cap mushrooms / Cannelloni
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC
One of my favourite Riojas
Even though it is just a Crianza, this Rioja is beautifully smooth. I love it. And great value here too...by: Clive Russell (31/05/2017) - Vintage 2010
Deep, Dark and mysterious, truly superb
This wine is so well made, deep, dark and mysterious.Drink it now or keep for 10 years.. an absolute joy.by: M TORRES (13/12/2017) - Vintage 2010
este vino tiene una esxcelente relacion calidad precio. Mejora ligeramente con el tiempo.buena compra y buen regalo para laas fiestasby: Karl Laegaard (01/05/2017) - Vintage 2009
This wine is something special - easy drinkable. Full body, long after tast, and much more but still Rioja style. Best after some maturing.by: Steve B (16/03/2017) - Vintage 2009
Favourite Rioja for special occasion
We had this first at great restaurant in Palma and pleased to find it available here. Bought a bottle for Christmas dinner and have another on standby.
Miguel Ángel de Gregorio is one of the best winemakers in the country and an assiduous vine grower. Quite a reference point in La Rioja, he was one of the first to opt for single vineyard wines (Calvario and Aurus have been his principal exponents) and he is a firm supporter of indigenous varieties and hard work in the vineyard. He received praise first of all for his great efforts at Bodegas Bretón, but he attracted fame definitively due to the wines of his own winery: Finca...