FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
This gorgeous Rioja (Spanish Tempranillo) is as satisfying as they get. It's well-balanced, medium-bodied and very versatile. Tempranillo is such a user friendly red wine and Badiola Laderas is a great match with meat and fish-based tapas or equally delicious on its own.
Sam Kim writes "Offering enticing aromas of Black Doris plums and dark cherries together with nuances of violet, almond and toasted spice on the nose. It’s succulent and plump, delivering fleshy texture and polished tannins, wonderfully complemented by discreet savoury undertones."
The winery writes "Shows pure and precise aromas of cherries, red berries and thyme. Medium bodied, with good length and weight on the palate, showing beautiful balance between the fresh acidity, fruit concentration and firm but fine-grained tannins."