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Orben - Rioja 2017


  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Rioja
  • Wine Area: Rioja Alavesa
  • Wine Maker: Angel Ortega
  • Grape: Tempranillo
  • Grape Percentage: 97% Tempranillo3% Graciano
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 91 (2010) JR: 16 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

Intense garnet red in colour, this wine has complex perfumes of wild dark fruits with hints of balsamic, light toast and toffee on the nose. It is well structured, fleshy on the palate, with concentrated ripe fruit flavours and a long, smoky finish.

Winery Information


Orben is an exciting estate in Rioja Alavesa, established with the aim of producing a single estate Rioja that rivals the best of the region. Winemaker Ang̩l Ortega ensures that the wine is distinctively modern in style, with the fruit leading the way and light toasted notes (from 12 month

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2010)91 pts #218 Apr 2015 - Monica Larner - The red 2010 Orben is pure Tempranillo from small plots of old vineyards fermented in stainless steel and aged in French oak for one year. It is a modern, clean, concentrated, hedonistic and showy Rioja with aromas of plums, black cherries and plenty of spices and smoke. The palate is lush, medium to full-bodied with abundant but fine tannins that would require some hearty food. Very good example of modern Rioja (2009)16 pts

Tasted Mar 14 - Rioja Classic Style. The wine embodies a well-understood classicism, black fruit, fresh cedar notes, black pepper and cocoa. Oak is dominating the fruit on the nose. Soft and light palate, slightly drying but not austere. The palate is well balanced and driven by a good quality oak. Long and grainy finish. (FC)

Vinification Notes

The grapes were hand picked into 15 kilograme boxes and manually selected on the sorting table. After fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, the wine was aged for 12 months in new French oak and the malolactic fermentation took place. The wine was bottled in June 2008.