Red

2005 Bodegas Altanza Rioja Lealtanza Artistas Españoles Gaudi

Tempranillo

  • Spain
  • La Rioja
  • La Rioja Alta
  • Rioja
Drink between 2011 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • thesternowl Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 23, 2019 - No formal notes. I had been saving this for a night of paella and other delicious Spanish inspired foods and while I wouldn't call it transcendent, this was really solid and age has been kind to this. I decanted for about an hour prior and that seemed like an appropriate amount of time for it to stretch its legs. Perhaps a touch modern but not overly so. It was very well balanced and a delightful compliment to the meal of paella and smoked ribs. The group universally loved it so I guess that's something. Based off this bottle, I wouldn't be at all surprised if this was still drinking well at 2025.

  • WineGuyFL wrote: 89 points

    June 14, 2019 - An 89 at best. I should have drunk my remaining bottles earlier. This drinking experience echoed a review another cellartracker.com drinker posted in mid-May. It could be this bottle is a one off......I hope so. My previous tastings of this one yielded 93 ratings.

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  • Mattshank wrote:

    May 18, 2019 - This wine tasted ok but really had stewed aromas. Was nothing like the last bottle so no score (judgement reserved).

  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 13, 2017 - Continues to be a great wine and a great value. However, I will disclose my bias for deep/dark/decadent wines......and, this is surely one of those. Opened for one and a half hours.....no decant. Earlier on this one needed a decant, but right now, just being open seemed fine. I see this as more of a food wine than a sipping wine.

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  • brooklynwine wrote: 93 points

    November 19, 2016 - Massive and delicious. Great aromatics. On the palate dark fruit and this lovely vegetable component. You get a good dose of green pepper and dried herbs. The med+ finish lingers. A nice mix of old world meets new world. Really enjoyed it and the 10 pound bottle can be used as a weapon afterwards...lol!

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    September/October 2009, IWC Issue #146 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bodegas Altanza
  • Varietal Tempranillo
  • Designation Lealtanza Artistas Españoles Gaudi
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Spain
  • Region La Rioja
  • SubRegion La Rioja Alta
  • Appellation Rioja

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 97 (37%)
  • Consumed 162 (63%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

lamb, paella, smoked ribs, spare ribs

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