92/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
91/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
A huge, and we mean HUGE seller for importer Steve Bennet MW and a surefire winner whenever a well priced red is the order of the day. Tempranillo, Spain's signature variety, is "the Blue Jeans of wine" - a perfect fit that goes with everything and Arriba is about as user friendly as tempranillo gets. Outstanding value.
Steve Bennet MW writes "Made from Spain's signature grape variety Tempranillo, this rich, vibrant, full-bodied red is soft and generous enough to drink on its own but is a perfect partner to hearty red meat dishes and cheese."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Aromas and flavours of black cherry and some roasted plums, there’s a mix of five-spice and aged meats then a dry clay earthy quality. Fleshy, fruity, some firmness from tannins and youth, plenty of acidity and a core of red fruit flavours with a whisper of spice and meat. Balanced and well made with a moderately lengthy finish."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Pristine and brightly expressed, the inviting bouquet shows sweet plum, raspberry, clove and floral aromas, followed by a delightfully rounded palate offering ripe fruit flavours with plump mouthfeel and silky tannins. Upfront and friendly, making it instantly appealing."