La Locomotora Crianza
D.O.Ca. Rioja, Spain
From Rioja, a 100% Tempranillo wine from vineyards located in the prestigious village of Briones.
It opens with aromas of red fruit followed by a refreshing note of eucalyptus and chocolate. Superb
texture and a perfect balance between fruit and freshness.
Grape Variety：100% Tempranillo
Vines of 45 years old, situated in Briones
Aging：12 months in Allier French oak barrels
Soil：Clay with limestone substratum
Food matching：Roasted meat, meat-based rice dishes and steak tartar
Parker´s Point： 2011 – 87
Guía Peñin： 2014 – 88 | 2011 - 88
"The 2014 La Locomotora Crianza is pure Tempranillo from Briones. After a six-day cold soak, uncrushed grapes fermented with natural yeasts in stainless steel, followed by malolactic in stainless steel. The wine matured in French oak barrels, 10% new, for 12 months. I tasted from three bottles and they were all quite reductive, with strong animal aromas of wet fur, singed leather, cured meat, smoke and licorice. The palate is very polished, light to medium-bodied, easy and approachable. 29,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2017."
Score: 87 Luis Gutierrez
Wine Advocate (235), Feb 2018
⻄班牙法定產區裡奧哈D.O.Ca. Rioja, Spain
帕克評分Parker´s Point： 2011 – 87
吉利佩南Guía Peñin： 2014 – 88 | 2011 - 88