Altos Ibericos is a new take on La Rioja. The wine has the same cellaring potential, but in contrast to the classic toasted and spicy notes found in earlier crianza wines, here the essence of Tempranillo shines through in all its beauty. This exemplary varietal represents a region that is looking to interpret wine and tradition in a new way. No small task when you're the leading DOC in Spain.
In a tweet, Bodegas Torres could describe Altos Ibéricos Crianza as “a contemporary red with soft tannins and lots of fruit. Versatile to the nth degree, it exemplifies a new kind of Rioja.” New gastronomic trends and circumstances demand new wines that go hand in hand with a new culinary reality. This idea took shape after conversations with restaurant industry professionals and eventually gave birth to Altos Ibéricos Crianza. This is a wine for people who seek something different, but still want a Spanish wine. And it is a wine that builds closer ties to a new, modern and creative kind of gastronomy. An authentic and unpretentious way to enjoy tapa. The silky tannins of Altos Ibéricos Crianza combine particularly well with tapas made from fresh ingredients like red meat, oil-rich fish, cheese and all kinds of cured meat and sausages.
Opaque cherry red. Rich fruit aromas with green peppercorn and smoky notes. Intense, warm, with firm tannins nicely structured by oak aging and a backbone of subtle fruit acidity. Designed to pair perfectly with new trends in avant-garde cuisine. Excellent with all kinds of tapas prepared with fresh ingredients, red meat, oil-rich fish and cheeses. Equally exquisite with cured Iberico pork.
92 Points - James Suckling Purity of fruit in this red, from plums and red berries to ripe strawberries. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins that are polished and soft. Lovely tension and focus. Extremely well done. Try after 2020, but hard to resist now.
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