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El Puntido 2016

El Puntido

2016
Rioja (Spain)

Part of the Eguren family’s Viñedos de Páganos estate in Rioja Alavesa, the El Puntido vineyard was ...

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£ 32.26

/ btl 0.75 L

(£ 29.57 x12)

Details for El Puntido 2016

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Wine region

Rioja (Spain)

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Part of the Eguren family’s Viñedos de Páganos estate in Rioja Alavesa, the El Puntido vineyard was planted over 35 years ago in mineral-rich, calcareous-clay soils, with vines covering 25 hectares at an altitude of 600m. First released in 2001, this wine has become a new classic, distinctly modern in style and paving the way for the other famous name associated with this winery: La Nieta. The harvesting of healthy, ripe grapes is carried out manually, with a further rigorous selection of clusters and berries at the sorting table. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new French oak Bordelaise barrels, with the wine remaining on its lees for the first four months, before spending 18 months in new French oak.

This is a concentrated and intense 100% Tempranillo wine, deep cherry red in colour, with noticeable mineral aromas on the complex nose of fresh ripe fruit and well-integrated oak. While on the palate, toasty and mineral hints mingle with flavoursome fruit, showing a good balance, a powerful structure and fine expression.

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: Nacho Zaballos (21 Jul) - Vintage 2016

Increiblemente bueno

Uno de mis preferidos y pruebo muchos vinos. Es como si tomaras un vino tinto del doble o triple del precio que pagas. Nunca defrauda, limpio, aromatico, potente, dulce, delicado... Una pasada.

by: Le Dame de Montrose 2012 (25/03/2019) - Vintage 2015

Quality modern Rioja crianza

Blackberries, plums, floral elements and herbs on nose. Quite smooth acidity and rounded tannins on palate. Medium plus bodied and medium fruity finish. Structured and balanced texture but not this high altitude crianzas best vintage. And needs more cellaringtime. To my mouthfeel vintages 2004-5 and 2011 have been slighly better. Paired well with peppery steak.

by: Guy (28/12/2017) - Vintage 2014

Great modern Rioja

We already drunk older vintages as 2009, 2010 and 2012 and were very positive surprised by 2014. Already great to drink now while the previous years needed a few years to come open. The Puntido has a great nose and quite unique mouthfeel - full bodied but still very balanced - not yet found in other Rioja’s and with superb mineral aftertaste. One really need to try the wines of this great domain.

by: Daniel Vázquez Blanco (28/02/2018) - Vintage 2014

Un descubrimiento para mi

Excelente vino, muy equilibrado, potente en nariz y equilibrado. Lo seguíré comprando cuando me lo permita el bolsillo. A beberlo

by: Josua (14/11/2017) - Vintage 2013

Los nuevos rioja

Excelente vino con un sabor limpio y suave en boca pero con la complejidad de una elaboración muy cuidada de un gran bodega

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