Parker-Josh Roynolds 92:Bright violet color. Ripe cherry and blackberry on the highly perfumed nose, with a sexy floral nuance adding complexity. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors with hints of vanilla and smoky minerals. Closes smooth, sweet and very long, with excellent clarity and spicy persistence. Very suave wine with the balance to age but also with the upfront fruit to make it quite attractive now. -- Josh Raynolds Parker-Luis Gutierrez 92:Analytically the two Lindes cuvées are very similar but the 2011 Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de Labastida is quite distinct. Also a blend of the five traditional red and white grapes, it feels definitively riper than the 2010 with aromas of plums and some flowers that require time to unfurl. Once the wine shows its true colors, the elegance is subtle and the aromas are very fine. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, a silky texture and good freshness, especially for the warm vintage. 50,000 bottles produced. I visited the historical property of Remelluri, an estate On the outskirts of the village of Labastida in Álava. It is the source of one of the first modern Rioja wines created by Jaime Rodríguez and his wife Amaya Hernandorena in 1968. The full name of the company is Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri, Farm of Our Lady of Remelluri, as it had been a small settlement created in the 10th century. They have the remaining of a wine lagar and a necropolis from those early years. The estate was later turned in to a monastical farm by Jerónimo monks in the fourteenth century. After some changes in ownership, the property was finally purchased by the Rodríguez family in 1967 when it had 20 hectares of vineyards. The land under vine today is 108 hectares, and the Rodríguez family, whose scion Telmo Rodríguez is now back at the helm after creating his own company, are behind one of the first château-style wines in Spain. I could see the changes by Telmo and the new team (winemaker Pablo Eguzkiza in back), but it' still work in progress. The best is yet to come.