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Santa Cruz de Artazu

2003 / 750 ml.

ST91RP95

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Where it's produced

Country:
Spain
Region:
Navarra

What's in the Bottle

100% Grenache

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Artadi
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2003
Item #:
21974
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
805109104143
Status:
New

Santa Cruz de Artazu  2003 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

95
95 pts.: 1st Jun 2005

The profound 2003 Santa Cruz (also 100% Grenache) is fashioned from an 80–100-year old vineyard planted in pure chalk at a lofty elevation of 715 meters (the northernmost and coolest sub-zone in Navarra). A gloriously pure bouquet of kirsch liqueur, raspberries, licorice, and pepper jumps from the glass of this amazingly full-bodied, rich, ripe 2003. With soft tannin, decent acidity, and a wonderful crispness despite its weighty concentration and headiness, this stunning Spanish Grenache should be enjoyed over the next 3–5 years.

91
91 pts.: Sep/Oct 2005

100% old-vines garnacha planted on chalk at 800 meters. Deep ruby-red. Superripe but bright and pure aromas of black cherry, minerals and pepper. Sweet, thick and dense but also sappy and spicy, with sound acidity for the year. Creamy, alluring grenache, at once lush and solidly structured. Finishes with broad, fine tannins that reach the front teeth and suggestions of sexy French oak (40% new). This would outclass a lot of 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape bottlings.