Artadi Viña el Pison 2016 – 100 points
The purity of fruit to this is really something else. I am not sure I have tasted a young Spanish wine with such purity. The crushed-blackberry, violet and sandalwood aromas with dried black tea are so enticing. They really catch your mind. The fruit and tannin texture to this is impeccable, as it just folds together on the palate and delivers a perfect balance of fruit and texture. Dances on your palate. You have to drink it now. But it will age forever .
Artadi El Carretil 2016 – 99 points
The aromas to this are so complete and complex with smoked meat, dark berries, walnuts, spice and black tea. Full body, very deep and dark fruit with intense dark chocolate on the finish. Pure. Electric tannins and always polished. Drink after 2022.
Artadi Valdegines 2016 – 97 points
The purity of fruit in this is amazing with crushed berries, violets and slate. Full body. Powerful and very structured. The length and power are so impressive. The depth is great all round. Goes on for minutes. Better in 2022.
Artadi Viñas de Gain 2017 – 94 points
Impressive, rich, dark-cherry and blackberry aromas with nicely cut oak influence. The palate has a sleek, smooth-honed feel with such impressive freshness and depth. Stunning, vibrant finish. 100% tempranillo from several plots around Laguardia. Drink or hold.