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ORBEN ORBEN - Rioja - 2017

ORBEN Rioja 2017

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93 Points

It takes guts to grow Tempranillo at 700 metres in the Rioja Alavesa, but that's the altitude of the vineyard that supplies the grapes for this 50% new French oak-aged red from Laguardia. Peppery, dense and quite firm, with some chalky minerality, lots of freshness and bite and the tannic backbone and fruit weight to age.

Tim Atkin MW, February 2020

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Welcome to I hope you like the site and find lots to read and enjoy, especially the in-depth reports we've published in the last few months on 2013 Burgundy, Rhône and Bordeaux, Oregon, South Africa, Brunello, Washington State and Argentina. There are also monthly columns by Ron Washam (aka The HoseMaster of Wine), Matt Walls and Andrea Frost. Tim Atkin MW