Otazu - Spain - Navarre

Altar - 2008

Price : 54.50$
Grape Varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo  
Caract. : Dry red wine  
SAQ Code : 12146841  
Inventaire : Batch Specialty  
Format : 750 mL 
Degree of Alcohol : 14% 
Bottles/Crate : 6 

Tasting :

"A glass-coating opaque purple color, it proffers an alluring nose of sandalwood, Asian spices, incense, violets, black currant, and blackberry. Mouth-filling, layered, and savory, this Bordeaux-like effort is impeccably balanced with enough stuffing to evolve for another 2-3 years." -JM Wine Advocate

Wine Pairing :

Serve with grilled or roasted red meat, lamb, and strong cheese.

Winemaking :

  • Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon (90%), merlot (7%), tempranillo (3%)
  • Age of vines : 15 years
  • Yield of vines : 4.200 kg/Ha
  • Irrigation : none. Drip is used in very dry years
  • Harvest : manual
  • Fermentation : stainless steel during 15 days
  • Maturation : old (new and 1 year) french oak barrique during 18 months. With the lees. Malolactic fermentation. 40 months in bottle.
  • Type of yeast : indigenous
  • Fining : Filtered
  • Cellar : 10 years
  • Decanting : 2h

See the Press Review


Vintage 2009

  • Guía Peñín 2018: 93 pts.
  • James Suckling: 92 pts.
  • IWSC 2018: Gold medal
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Gold medal

Vintage 2008:

  • Wine Spectator: 92 pts
  • Wine Advocate -R. Parker: 91 pts
  • Sélection Mondiale du Vin Canada: Gold medal
  • Guía Peñín 2018: 93 pts.
  • Mundus Vini 2018: Gold medal

Vintage 2007:

  • Wine Spectator: 90 pts
  • Sélection Mondiale : gold medal
  • Concours Mondiale de Bruxelles : silver medal
  • Decanter : silver medal
  • Guide Peñin: 93 pts

Vintage 2005:

  • Wine Advocate – R. Parker : 92 pts
  • Guide Penin : 95 pts

Download the Picture of the Bottle /Label |Print This Page   |Share On :