A plump, modern-style Rioja with lots of structure and texture. Deep layers of pithy, salty and oaky complexity are wrapped up in ripe fruit and body to very serious and charismatic effect. A great example of Artadi's modern style, and very complete and very satisfying wine for this price.
94/100 James Suckling (2017 Vintage)
"Impressive, rich, dark-cherry and blackberry aromas with nicely cut oak influence. The palate has a sleek, smooth-honed feel with such impressive freshness and depth. Stunning, vibrant finish. 100% tempranillo from several plots around Laguardia."
92+/100 Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2017 Vintage)
"The red 2017 Viñas de Gaín was marked by the frost of the 28th of April, when they lost 20% to 25% of the crop, but as I've seen in other wineries, the wines are much better than expected, especially when it comes to freshness, given the low yields and very early harvest. This fermented in oak vats and matured in oak barrels for eight months. It's fresh and tender, with ripeness but without excess, quite fruit-driven. It has a velvety texture and good quality tannins. An approachable Viñas de Gaín."