The 2007 Artadi Vina El Pison comes from a single Tempranillo vineyard planted in 1945 on pure limestone. It spent 16-18 months in new French oak. It offers an ethereal perfume of pain grille liquid mineral crushed stone lavender incense blueberry and black cherry.
"Blackish crimson. Strong, sweet, spicy leather notes. Like essence of Tempranillo. Very smooth and rich. Excellent vintage because it was cold, giving powerful freshness. pH very low. Velvety, this is really fine wine that is in the rich style of Artadi but it works. The fruit dominates the oak here. My comment that this wine is very different from traditional rioja is firmly rejected. 18.5/20 Points." (Julia Harding, JR Purple Pages)