|Spain||2009||Rioja El Carretil, Bodegas Artadi||BT||0||3||79.17||bt||3||105.55555466667||95.00||95.00||El Carretil, Artadi||0.75|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
The 2009 Carretil, the third single vineyard wine, consists of 5.3 hectares on clay-limestone soils set on sandstone rock. It has a very sensual bouquet with dark cherries, creme de cassis and creamy new oak smeared on top - without compromising delineation. The palate is full-bodied and is certainly the most voluminous of the three single vineyard wines, with perhaps the best balance and freshness, seeming to handle that oak with style. The finish is beautifully poised with life-affirming freshness. Primal but persuasive, this should turn out to be a fantastic Rioja. Drink 2020-2035.