£38.70/ 0.75 L btl
Malpuesto began life with the 2005 vintage and it’s only produced when the quality of the grape harvest allows its high standard to be maintained. Without detracting at all from the merits of the winery’s second wine (Orben), it’s clear that Malpuesto, the limited production red, is that reigns supreme in the house.
What does this wine taste like?
Malpuesto is an extremely powerful wine, fruit-driven and balanced, revealing hints of blueberries, thicket and liquorice and with perfectly integrated sweet tannins.
|Picota cherry red / Intense / Clean / Bright|
|Ripe fruit / Ripe black fruit / Wild fruits|
|Structured / Complex / Full / Creamy / Mineral notes / Fruit-forward / Fleshy / Persistent|
Drinking and storing
Red meats / Small game / Stews / Cured cheeses / Lamb stews / Roast lamb / Roasts
Ratings and awards
|2018||92? PK||96 PN||94 SK||91 WS||94 TA|
|2015||92 PK||96 PN||94 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Great modern rioja
Dark berries,especially blueberries, plums,forest floor and floral elements on nose. Vivid acidity and balanced tannins with dark berries on palate.Fullbodied and complex fruity quite long finish.Structured and elegant layered wine. Doesnt need long aeration but benefits surely longer cellaring. Personal rioja. Paired well with blinis.
ein guter Tempranillo aus der Region Rioja, gut in der Nase und guter Geschmack. Vielleicht ein bisschen zu teuer, aber akzeptabel.
Malolactic fermentation in barrel, followed by ageing for 12 months in fine grain French oak barrels.
|Ageing period||12 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
The Orben Project was started up with the aim of introducing a new concept to winemaking, combining the knowledge and expertise acquired over many years with a selection of premium fruit (fine grapes from 74 parcels located around the town of Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa) and new techniques. In addition, Orben are constructing modern premises that will bring together the best in architecture, wine and gastronomy (the Izadi family has always been closely linked to the culinary...