A ripe and succulent Rioja from a legendary producer. Telmo Rodrigues is a leader in modern pan-Spanish wine, but his home is this established Rioja estate called Remelluri. Along with his sister, Rodrigues has consolidated their main labels as single-estate wines, while transforming their dozens of contract grower relationships, in two nearby but vastly different villages, by bottling them separately. Compared to the elegant Labastida, this San Vicente is the riper and fuller one, with a warmer and more Mediterranean influence on richer, ferrous soils.
93/100 Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
"It's interesting to compare the 2016 Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente de la Sonsierra with the wine from the same year but from the external suppliers from Labastida, as the two wines are produced in the same way, after a natural fermentation in small vats and oak casks and matured in a combination of barriques of different origins and aged for 13 months. The grapes from San Vicente usually achieve more ripeness, which is the case in this 2016. It's a little less precise and focused than the Labastida, especially on the nose. There is a little more rusticity on the palate, with some dusty tannins."