“Castillo de Cuzcurrita’s Cerrado del Castillo is made only in the better vintages. Sourced from 30-year-old Tempranillo vines in the Rioja Alavesa, it was aged for 18-20 months in seasoned French oak followed by 36 months in bottle prior to release. Notes of Asian spices, incense, leather, violets, and blackberry inform the nose of this already complex Rioja from an outstanding vintage. In the glass it displays a smoothness and elegance that is quite captivating. This well-proportioned wine will evolve for several more years and drink well through 2025.”
The 2005 Senorio de Cuzcurrita is 100% Tempranillo sourced from a vineyard planted in 1970. It was aged for 24 months in seasoned French oak. Deep purple-colored with a brooding bouquet of cigar box, violets, leather, black cherry, and blackberry, on the palate it is medium to full-bodied with a velvety-texture, succulent black fruit, loads of earthy spice notes, and a sense of elegance.
This is an attractive earthy 100% Tempranillo that is aged for 12 months in French oak. It is dark runy garnet in color and offers aromas of black cherry leather and roasted meat. These traits carry over on to the palate are complimented by round tannins, good acidity and a firm finish.
Made only in special years, and sourced from this estate's high altitude single vineyard. 100% Tempranillo produced from 37 year old vines and aged from 13 months in French oak. Displays a medium ruby garnet color with aromas of black fruit, sweet vanilla, balsamic and earth. On the palate, the wine offers complex black fruit, secondary notes and attractive oak highlights. Great aging potential.
The 2004 Cerrado del Castillo de Cuzcurrita is sourced from a single vineyard, bottled separately only in the finest years. It encompasses 5.5 acres of 37-year-old vines. The wine was aged for 15 months in seasoned French oak. Purple-colored, the nose reveals an array of cedar, mineral, scorched earth, balsamic, and assorted black fruits. On the palate the wine is layered, potentially complex, spicy, long, and well-balanced. It has 5-7 years of aging potential and should drink well through 2030.
Winemaker Ana Martín crafts this luxury cuvée from 80-year-old Tempranillo vines grown in a walled vineyard at the highest point in Rioja Alta. It feels gentle and mellow rather than pushed, a completely modern wine in the clean, supple texture. The plum-scented fruit is clearly topflight, as is the tannin, both expansive and soft. With beautiful fruit, simply presented, this is ready to decant now, and it will grow increasingly more complex over the next ten years.
Made from 100% Tempranillo aged 14 months in French oak, is opaque purple in color. The brooding nose, with coaxing, offers vanilla bean, scorched earth, blueberry, blackberry, and licorice. The wine's personality is tightly wound although densely packed with a ton of fruit and plenty of concentration.
There is no doubting the 2001 Señorío de Cuzcurrita, also 100% Tempranillo, aged 12 months in French oak. Purple-colored, it offers a much more expressive nose of toast, spice, clove, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied, with layers of opulent blue and black fruits, it has beautiful integration of oak, alcohol, tannin, and acidity, all leading to a pure, 45-second finish. This splendid wine has enough baby fat to be enjoyed now and it should drink well for another 15-20 years.