Tabuerniga is another of the sought after single vineyards from Telmo Rodriguez' Bodegas Lanzaga in Rioja.
shows a solid core of fruit with such purity, offering blackberries,
black cherries and dark chocolate (subtle). Full-bodied, but really
refined and tight with precision and length. Incredibly deep and long.
Energetic. Mostly tempranillo. From organically grown grapes. Needs at
least five years to open." 98 points James Suckling
"The 2018 Tabuerniga is from one of the most beautiful vineyards in
Rioja, a terraced place that is located at 540 to 630 meters in altitude
and is farmed organically. It fermented in open-top oak vats with
indigenous yeasts and matured in 1,500-liter oak foudres for 14 to 16
months following the most strict tradition. The wine is superb, subtle,
elegant and refined, still a little young and closed but with a sense of
harmony, depth and seriousness that puts it among the finest vintages
for this wine. The palate is lively and vibrant, with purity and
harmony; it's delineated, symmetric and seamless, with a silky palate.
This is simply superb and develops further complexity with time in the
glass, flowers a touch of meat and blood. This is my go-to wine from the
single-vineyard bottlings. 3,924 bottles were filled in May 2020." 98+ points Luis Gutierrez The Wine Advocate