expert reviews about
2010 Telmo Rodriguez 'Lanzaga' Tempranillo
James Suckling (2010 Vintage) says
Aromas of red licorice with green olives, sage bush and plums. Full body, chewy and round tannins. Lots of fruit. From a vineyard planted in the occidental part of Rioja Alavesa in a village called Lanziego. Structured. Drink or hold.
Wine Advocate (2010 Vintage) says
The 2010 Lanzaga from vineyards in Lanciego is the 12th vintage for this brand, but there was a big change in 2008 when they built their new winery. All wines are fermented in concrete and aged in foudre and barrique. For Telmo, the tiny Lanciego is the last Mediterranean village in Rioja Alavesa, the last one to have olive trees as well as the first Atlantic one where the crop is cereal, so it has a complexity of climate and a variety of red soils with sand underneath (approx. one metre) and then the pure calcite that produces very elegant and complex wines. The 2010 version of Lanzaga is aromatically very pure and complex, with fine, polished tannins, some austerity and a strong personality. It develops some fennel, licorice and aniseed aromas, displaying its Mediterranean side with time, while it was truly Atlantic when uncorked. The nose is spectacular after an hour in the glass, so I’d open and decant it in advance if you are planning to drink it in the short term.2014 - 2020Luis Gutiérrez