2014 Dalmau Rioja

 

$100.00

Winemaker Notes:

“A selection of the best fruit available in selected vintages from their old single vineyard called Canajas, located 465 meters above sea level. Its soil is mainly clay-chalky, with a stony topsoil, which favors optimal ripening. Deboned ox tail with red wine, mint and clove flavouring, crunchy fried breadcrumbs; stewed Pigeon, red wine, cacao and black pepper; veal shank, potato croquette and red piquillo pepper; dark chocolate truffles. Blend: 75% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Graciano.”

Critical Acclaim:

98 points.
“How much better can Dalmau get? It’s exceptionally finely balanced, a perfect expression of a single vineyard within the estate, resoundingly full of black fruit, dark chocolate, liquorice. A powerful wine, but never overbearing, even in its youth. Wonderful to enjoy now, but will seriously reward cellaring. Drinking Window 2019 – 2031.” – Decanter

97 points.

“Unlike the other Murrieta reds, Dalmau is aged exclusively in new French oak. Made with a blend of Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Graciano, all from the Canajas vineyard, this is a supremely elegant, refined wine that has classic leaf and green herb notes, subtle, aromatic oak and the freshness and focus of a cooler, wetter vintage. 2022-35.” – Tim Atkin

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