The 2012 Lealtanza Artist Series Velasquez Reserva Rioja wine is lively garnet with ruby highlights. This Lealtanza Artist Series Velasque wine is complex and well balanced bouquet. Well-layered nose of red raspberry and liquorice accompanied by smoky and spicy notes. It is supple and rich on the palate with a meaty texture and lively fruit. This is a powerful but balanced Spanish red wine that makes an excellent partner for rich savoury dishes.
These bottles make up the latest set in an exclusive series of wines from Bodegas Altanza paying homage to great artists by featuring their work in the label design. The gift set comprises three bottles of the same very fine reserva Rioja 2012, each with a different label showing a work by the artist.
97 points Decanter
90 points James Suckling