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£12.90/ 0.75 L btl
Izadi Crianza is a harmonious wine providing a perfect example of the splendid Rioja crianza wines as well as offering us the elegant character of wines from this region. A red wine blending effortlessly the juiciness of ripe fruit with the spiced and toasted notes of cedar and smoke thanks to its time spent ageing in American oak. Undoubtedly, a wonderful example of concentration, balance and personality in a well-defined style. If you are looking to try the new Rioja, wines which look to the future with ambition while remembering their traditions, it is hard to find a better example than the Izadi Crianza.
What does this wine taste like?
This is a wine with a delightful medium-intensity ruby-red colour and unctuous legs in the glass. Intense aromas combine red fruit and liquorice with wooden notes from its ageing process. Harmonious and balanced in the mouth, a perfectly-integrated creaminess from the oak allows us to feel the fine grains of tannins on the tongue. A little darker than many traditional crianza wines, it finds a balance where ripe fruit is enjoyed but not to excess while a more modern sensation thrills the palate with delicate spicy and herbal, smoky and lactic hints elegantly accompanying a measured juicy texture. A long and lingering after-taste of fruity and floral flavours transports us to the vineyards where the whole process of creating this wonderful and contemporary red Rioja began.
|Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Spicy notes / Liquorice / Cedar wood / Smoky notes|
|Elegant / Balanced / Floral notes / Fruit notes / Long|
Drinking and storing
Mushroom pasta / Roasted poultry / Roasted pork
Ratings and awards
|2018||90 PK||93 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
This is a class act
I had this wine while on holiday at a restaurant in Frigiliana, and although this is not the same vintage it is still a superb single varietal Rioja crianza ... It is the best I have tasted in its class ... the other bonus was the brilliant delivery service from Vinissimus to the UK - it was seamless and quick!!!
This is a very full, big flavoursome Rioja Alavesa - 100% Temperanillo. Produced in a more modern style, but plenty of big aromas and dark cherry flavour. Very much a wine that should opened 2 or 3 hours before drinking. Well worth the few extra €€.
A lovely Crianza
Have served this to lots of friends and whilst its not going to blow anyone away with its complexity or long finish it is always well received. Easy drinking particularly with nibbles, tapas or just a pizza. Have bought it numerous times
Izadi Crianza - Just Fabulous.
A perfect bottle of Crianza, reserve this one for special occasions. Great by itself in front of the fire on a winters evening, or with meaty dishes, maybe a fillet steak ?
This is a nicely settled 2016 wine, perfect for everyday drinking. A bottle of it comes out most weeks to accompany a family meal no matter what's on the menu.
The flagship of the winery, the Izadi Crianza is made with Tempranillo grapes from vineyards around 45 years old located in the triangular area between Villabuena, Samaniego and Ábalos.
|Climate||Atlantic with continental influence|
In 1987, Gonzalo Antón, in conjunction with a group of friends and business associates from Vitoria, decided to set up an innovative project in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa. Thus Bodegas Izadi came into being, situated in the triangle formed by the towns of Villabuena, Samaniego and Ábalos, the triangular motif on its labels, and with the clear objective of giving maximum expression to the fruit of that particular location, that natural environment so well-loved (Izadi means...