VINOUS April 2021

Apr 22, 2021

By Josh Raynolds – April 22, 2021.
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Viña Otano Viura (Blanco) 2017
"Light, bright straw-yellow. Aromas of dried pear and lemon pith, with a subtle floral nuance in the background. Juicy and focused in style, showing good energy…"
89 points

Viña Otano Blanco Fermentado en Barrica 2017
"Pale yellow. Pungent citrus pith, peach pit and chamomile scents, along with a subtle fennel nuance. Chewy and well-concentrated, offering juicy Meyer lemon and white peach flavors that…”
90 points

Viña Otano Blanco Gran Reserva 2010
"Light, bright gold. Smoky, mineral-accented orchard and pit fruit aromas show excellent clarity and take on a suave floral overtone with air. Chewy and sharply focused on the palate, offering pear skin, nectarine, anise and honey flavors…"
93 points

Viña Otano Crianza 2017
"Deep, brilliant red. Lively, sharply focused red fruit and floral scents are complemented by hints of vanilla and white pepper. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering fresh red currant, pomegranate and cherry flavors..."
90 points

Viña Otano Reserva 2015
“Deep violet. Spice- and mineral-tinged scents of fresh cherry, dark berries and spicecake are complemented by a candied rose accent. Juicy and pliant...”
92 points

Viña Otano Reserva 2014
"Shimmering ruby-red. Expressive aromas of ripe red fruits and candied flowers, along with allspice, vanilla and tobacco nuances...”
91 points

Viña Otano Gran Reserva 2014
" Vivid ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes spice-accented red and dark berries, cherry preserves, vanilla, pungent flowers and pipe tobacco.”
93 points

Solarce Blanco 2017
"Light, bright yellow. Smoke-tinged aromas of pineapple, nectarine, orange and jasmine on the perfumed nose.”
90 points

Casa la Rad Blanco 2016
" Shimmering yellow-gold. Pear nectar, peach and tangerine aromas show very good clarity and pick up suggestions of buttered toast, vanilla and chamomile with air. Juicy and broad on the palate...”
92 points

Solarce Tinto 2017
"Deep, vivid red. Oak-spiced cherry and red berry aromas are complemented by hints of mocha and vanilla.”
91 points

Casa la Rad Tinto 2016
" Dark violet. Mineral-laced cherry, blackberry, vanilla and cola aromas show excellent clarity and pick up a hint of smokiness as the wine...”
93 points

Alma la Rad Tinto 2015
"Saturated ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet displays an array of ripe red fruits, exotic spices and candied flowers, along with vanilla and pipe tobacco flourishes.”
94 points

Acentor Rioja 2018
"Dark violet. Spice-accented cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of cola and vanilla.”
90 points

Pingao 2016
"Deep ruby. Pungent, spice-tinged cherry and red currant scents are complemented by smoky mineral and coconut nuances.”
90 points