These bottles make up the latest set in an exclusive series of wines from Bodegas Altanza paying homage to great artists by featuring their work in the label design.
The gift set comprises three bottles of the same very fine reserva Rioja, each with a different label showing a work by the artist.
Joaquin Sorolla was, like his friend John Singer Sargent, influenced by the Impressionists. Among his favourite subjects were outdoor scenes, especially the coastline of his native Valencia, where his gift for capturing brilliant light and its play on water has made him ‘the painter of vibrating sunshine without equal’ in the eyes of critics.
The wine is an impressive and simply delicious pure Tempranillo reserva, with damson and blackberry aromas as well as the freshness of red berries, all interwoven with the spice and vanilla that come from long ageing in fine French oak. The flavours are full and soft, instantly appealing but with lingering, elegant tannins that give depth and structure to each sip. This is a powerful but balanced wine that makes an excellent partner for rich savoury dishes.
- 95/100 OUTSTANDING Decanter
- 95/100 Tim Atkin
- 93/100 Guia Peñín
- 91/100 The Wine Advocate
|Supplier's website||Bodegas Altanza|
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Bottle size||750 ml|
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