Finca La Emperatriz Parcela No.1 2015


Wine Region: Rioja Alta, D.O.Ca. Rioja.

Grape:100% Tempranillo.

Total Production:2,932 Btls

Accolades:GP94,JS91,TA93,WS93 & RP91

Critical Acclaim

Wine Spectator – 93

This muscular red has a thick texture, with firm tannins, showing more structure than flavor for now. The balanced core of currant, licorice, espresso and mineral opens into floral and spicy notes on the finish. Delivers power with grace, in the modern style. Best from 2017 through 2027.


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Tasting Notes:
Deep ruby colour with lively red rim. A pure Tempranillo with good ripeness.Complex nose with black fruit (plum, cherry) and pencil lead aromas laced by minty, spicy(clove) notes. Broad, powerful palate with good fruit concentration and balance. Resolved tannins leading to a long finish with liquorice and black fruit notes. A wine with plenty of life ahead.

About the Winery:
The history of this unique winery begins in 1878, when a wine produced in a lost Rioja villagecalled BaƱos de Rioja won a prize in the wine competition at the Universal Exhibition of Paris. The red wine at issue was presented by Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III, Empress of France and owner of a vineyard farm located in La Rioja.