Issue 244 End of August 2019, The Wine Advocate | 30th Aug 2019 | Mr. Luis Gutiérrez
The 2016 Cartoixa has a spectacular nose full of flowers, blood orange and red berries that is elegant, perfumed and nuanced. It's mostly Garnacha with some 20% Cariñena from different vineyards and is produced in the traditional way, with an élevage in used oak that was very respectful of the character of the wine. It's fresh, nuanced, complex and very elegant, with a medium-bodied palate with refined tannins and lively, effervescent acidity that makes you salivate. This could very well be the finest vintage for the Cartoixa bottling.