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Bodegas Landaluce



Bodegas Landaluce is located in Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa. Away from the macro-intensive viticulture of the Rioja Baja GoyoL. Landaluce is a family of vinegrowers tipically starting by producing a vino joven. Over the years they acquired parcels of old vines and hired others that were left out as many older growers no longer could work their vineyards.

Today they own 15 ha and control another 15ha of old vines.

Wines:

Landaluce and Fincas de Landaluce are made from vines between 10 and 40 years old, Elle de Landaluce from 60 years old + vineyards and Capricho de Landaluce on over 80 years old vineyards.

Landaluce in the international press:

STEPHEN TANZER´S International Wine Cellar: CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2005 (92 points)

Saturated ruby. Sexy red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by cola, underbrush and incense. Fleshy and

deeply concentrated, offering precise raspberry, blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors, plus a suave undercurrent of

vanilla. The oak is completely absorbed by the sweet fruit on the clean, spicy, long finish. I’d like to see this with a few

years of age but it would be no crime to drink it now, with a little air.

ROBER PARKER´S THE WINE ADVOCATE: CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2005 (92 points)

Landaluce, located in Laguardia in Rioja Alavesa, was founded in 2000. The Landaluce family farms 30 hectares of

vines, predominantly Tempranillo. The 2005 Carpricho de Landaluce was sourced from 80+-year-old Tempranillo

vines and fermented and aged for 18 months in 500-liter French oak before bottling without filtration. Purple-colored,

it offers up an expressive bouquet of wood smoke, earth notes, spice box, black cherry, and blackberry. On the palate

it has layers of ripe black fruit, excellent depth and grip, enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years, and a lengthy finish.

It will profit from several additional years of cellaring and will offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2020.

Landaluce national press:

PROENSA Guide 2008: ELLE de LANDALUCE 2005 (85 points)

CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2005 (96 points)

PROENSA Guide 2009: ELLE de LANDALUCE 2006 (89 points)

CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2006 (93 points)

PROENSA Guide 2010: CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2006 (96 points)

VIANDAR Guide 2008: ELLE de LANDALUCE 2005 (89 points)

CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2005 (96 points)

VIANDAR Guide 2009: ELLE de LANDALUCE 2006 (89 points)

CAPRICHO de LANDALUCE 2006 (96 points)

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