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Telmo Rodriguez Rioja 'Las Beatas'

" was really anxious to taste the 2016 Las Beatas after the other-worldly 2015, where the field blend of eight or nine grape varieties produced 1,532 bottles from the 1.9 hectares of vines. The wine matured in a 1,200-liter oak foudre in a very cold cellar that provides a very slow evolution of the wine. It's the most backward and reticent of all the Rioja wines here. It's elegant, subtle and delicate, shy and slow to open up in the glass. The palate reveals great balance and very fine chalky tannins, with great purity and depth, and it's -more insinuating than in-your-face, with energy and length. I kept the bottle and retasted it a few hours later, because I like to see how a wine like this evolves. It developed further nuance; it is a world class wine. A superb Beatas." 99pts Luis Gutierrez Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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