Wine Review Online May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021

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Arrocal Maximo 2016
"This is an obviously great wine, showing impressive density but also intricate detail and marvelous integration immediately after the cork is pulled. All of those attributes blossom even more as the wine opens with air, actually seeming to take on additional palate weight even as its tannins soften and the aromas and flavors broaden and blossom."
97 points

Arrocal Ángel 2016
"Arrocal is among my favorite bodegas in all of Spain, and by dint of that, among my favorite producers in the entire world of wine.”
95 points

Arrocal Selección 2018
"This high-end red from the 2018 vintage in Ribera del Duero speaks very well for the vintage, but this bottling from Arrocal is always so alluring that the producer may have more to do with its excellence than the growing season."
93 points

Arrocal 2019
"This is undoubtedly one of the strongest values I’ve tasted this year, and is quite possibly the single best red wine during 2021 I’ve tasted for fewer than $20."
91 points

Arrocal Passión 2018
"Although I both enjoy and admire this wine, one of the five current release reds must by necessity be my least favorite at its price level, and this is it."
91 points