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2015 Telmo Rodriguez Bodega Lanzaga 'El Velado' Rioja

2015 Telmo Rodriguez Bodega Lanzaga 'El Velado' Rioja

'The palate is cradled in web-like, fine and crisp tannins threaded with spice and pure, succulent red cherries and raspberries to close.' 
97 Points - James Suckling

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$1,049.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • El Velado is an old and beautiful vineyard located at a height of 600 meters. It is the first vineyard which captivated Telmo and Pablo in Lanciego and the one that, probably, is the best expression of the beauty and singularity of this place. It was also part of Altos Lanzaga until this first bottling.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    This eighty-year-old vineyard is on the most eastern part of Lanciego, facing mostly west and south with good exposure. It is just under a hectare in size (.93ha) with traditional bush vines on chalky clay at 610 meters altitude. El Velado is a field blend of mostly Garnacha and Tempranillo, but other old varieties are also present including some white. Hand picked with wild yeast primary fermentation in open oak casks followed by 15 months aging in 500L French oak.

    TASTING NOTES

    Soft notes of leather and chocolate on the nose, along with cedar, white pepper and red currant, it’s not Garnacha-ey as such but you can feel the quiet insistent tug of the Mediterranean, and the wine has a brilliance and energy that is pure cold-soil Rioja.

  • REVIEWS

    'Exuberant, ripe raspberries, plums and boysenberries. Super pure, youthful fruit here. The palate is cradled in web-like, fine and crisp tannins threaded with spice and pure, succulent red cherries and raspberries to close. From a more north-west-facing vineyard of just 2.3 acres with a lot of garnacha. Try from 2021.'
    97 Points - James Suckling