This powerful wine comes from a small 105 year old vineyard in the Rioja Alta. 100% Tempranillo aged for 12 months in French and American oak. These precious old vines produce something truly exceptional. Intense dark cherry in colour. Great aromatic complexity with notes of vanilla, chocolate, coconut and brown spice. Full bodied and robust palate with hints of roasted coffee.
Decanter Magazine Gold Medal. Very dark, intense cherry in colour, clean and clear. Of great aromatic complexity, it offers appealing aromas that blend the fruit-bearing bottom of the varietal Tempranillo backed by oaky vanilla and an appetizing whiff of toffee. On the palate, it is long, with an extraordinary finish and a perfect balance between the tannin of the casks and a notable fruit-bearing load. 100% Tempranillo from 40 year old vines. 12 months maturation in French and American oak.
Cherry colour with a touch of brick-red glints. Pure with a strong presence of Tempranillo aromas, liquorice and red fruits in perfect balance with a touch of oak, vanilla and cinnamon. Medium bodied with fresh acidity and soft, integrated tannins. Excellent, lingering aftertaste with balsamic notes. 100% Tempranillo from 40 year old vines. 18 months maturation in French and American oak.
Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points A blend of 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Grenache, it reveals a saturated purple color as well as full-bodied notes of blue fruits, cedarwood, spiced cherries, and peppery herbs. It’s deep, rich, and textured, yet also balanced and beautifully pure. JD. Solanera is a red wine made by Bodega Castaño in the DO Yecla.It's a blend of Monastrell (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Garnacha Tintorera (15%). The grapes come from vineyards with 44-year-old Monastrell and Garnacha Tintorera vines and 19-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines. These vineyards are planted at an altitude of 750 metres, in chalky...
Tim Atkin MW 92 points. Tasting Note: Bright, ripe cherry red. Intense and complex in aromas. Aromas of ripe red fruit, enveloped in white flowers, almond blossom and broom. Touches of cinnamon and resinous notes. Velvety on the attack, smooth and delicate. It is elegant, balanced and harmonious on the palate. A long finish, leaving a pleasant aftertaste that encourages you to take another sip.
Wine Advocate 92 points. The pure Syrah 2016 Malpaso comes from vines in Méntrida, not really part of the Gredos Mountains, and not Garnacha either... I don't know why, but they always have a very expressive Syrah that reminds me of wines from the Rhône, I don't know if it's the place, the strain planted, the way they make it or a combination of everything. It's balsamic and smoky with a herbal twist, open and expressive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and good balance. It shows a little more freshness than the 2015 and is consistent with the character of the year. LG Dec 2018.
Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge, Paris 2019. Gold Medal, Mundud Vini 2019. Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Tempranillo 15% from 35 year old vines. Aging is done in oak barriques for around 36 months, giving a fine structure and complex aromas. Later, the wine is aged in bottle for many years giving a unique bouquet. Needs time to open in the glass, complex aromas of liquorice, leather and spices, high intensity. On the palate is well balanced, powerful and delicate, extraordinary quality and fresh afterpalate.
Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Tempranillo 15% from 35 year old vines. Aging is done in oak barriques for around 36 months, giving a fine structure and complex aromas. Later, the wine is aged in bottle for minimum 8 years giving a unique bouquet. Needs time to open in the glass, complex aromas of liquorice, leather and spices, high intensity. On the palate is well balanced, powerful and delicate, extraordinary quality and fresh afterpalate.
DO NAVARRA 2019, Best Tinto Crianza. DO NAVARRA 2018, Best Tinto Crianza. Description: This is the original Navarra Blend of Tempranillo with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged as a crianza for 12 months in oak barriques. Bright ruby color, it is well balanced with an elegant palate. Intense aromas of species, leather, eucalyptus and ripen fruit. Grape: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Tempranillo y 20% Merlot Vineyard: Monjardin Valley, 31 years old Terroir: Calcareous Altitude: 475 m. Aging: 12 months in barrique Alcohol: 14%
DO NAVARRA, Best Tinto. Gold 2018, Mondial of Bruxeles. Description: Our vineyard “Deyo” is named after the old Castle of Monjardin, it grows extraordinary Merlot. Aged for 14 months in new French Barriques. It has a deep ruby color and intense aroma of fruits. It is rounded, well structured with flavors of liquorices and cocoa. Grape: 100% Merlot Vineyard: Deyo, 31 years old Terroir: Clay Altitude: 575 m. Aging: 14 moths in new French Oak Alcohol: 14%
Wine Spectator 90 points. Description: From our vineyard “La Cantera”, 75 years old, we keep growing excellent Garnacha grapes, delicate and with high concentration. Aged during 6 months in barriques, maintains its uniqueness while gives some structure and aromas of cacao. Ruby in color, it has flavors of ripe red berries, well balanced and smooth palate. Grape: 100% Garnacha Vineyard: La Cantera, 75 years old Terroir: Stones Altitude: 500 m. Aging: 6 months in barrique Alcohol: 13,5%
Gold Medal 2019, Bacchus Wine awards. Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge, Paris 2019. Description: Red Wine made form our estate family vineyards in the Ribera Alta de Navarra. Aged for 6 months in oak barriques. It is a great wine, very balanced on the palate with elegant bouquet. Grape: Tempranillo and Garnacha. Vineyard: Ribera Alta, 26 years Terroir: Calcareous Altitude: 500 m. Aging: 6 months oak barriques Alcohol: 13,5%
Description: Rose made as it is traditional in Navarra by the saigne method, “De Lagrima”. Harvested at night, its structure and color are lighter, it is pink with vibrant blue notes. Delicate aromas of wild berries. It is fresh on the palate with nice acidity, incredible depth of flavors. Grape: Lagrima mainly Garnacha and Cabernet Souvignon Vineyard: Campanaldia, Monjardin Valley Terroir: Calcareous Altitude: 450 m. Aging: No oak Alcohol: 13%
Descripción: Selectión of Tempranillo from our highest vineyards in foothills of Monjardin Mountain. Aged for 12 months in oak. Color ruby. Very balsamic with notes of chocolate. It is a powerfull wine, rounded on the palate with fresh after palate. Grape: 100% Tempranillo Vineyard: Los Altos de Monjardin, 31 years Terroir: Clay Altitude: 675 m. Aging: 12 months in oak Alcohol: 14%
Description: Tempranillo slowly fermented with a brief skin maceration and aged for 4 months in oak barriques, makes our Monjardin Clasico. It is bright, well-knit and elegant, with a distinct display of terroir. It has lively flavors and firm structure; it is very expressive with aromas of red fruit. Grape: 100% Tempranillo Vineyard: Las Cañas, 25 years old Terroir: Calcareous Altitude: 450 m. Aging: 4 months in barrique Alcohol: 13,5%
Contino Graciano is a single-variety Graciano red wine produced by the Bodega Viñedos del Contino in the D.O.Ca. Rioja. Bodegas Viñedos del Contino started out in Laguardia in 1973, although the estate dates back to the 16th century. It is considered to have been the first to use the Bordeaux “Château” style in La Rioja, an idea driven by the CVNE centennial winery. Viñedos del Contino has 62 hectares of sandy-calcareous and clayey-calcareous soils with boulders and influenced by an Atlantic-Mediterranean climate. A “contino” is the name for a member of an honorary guard made up of 100 “men of arms” who “continually”...
James Suckling 97 points, Tim Atkin MW 95 points. Contino Reserva is a red wine from D.O. La Rioja produced by the winery Contino, which is owned by Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España. It is a coupage of the varieties Tempranillo (85%), Graciano (10%), Mazuelo (3%) and Red Grenache (2%). The grapes used to make Contino Reserva come from vineyards of the farm Finca San Rafael, located in the municipality of Laguardia, in La Rioja Alavesa.
James Suckling 98 points This is sleek and racy with a polish and beauty that is incredible. Full body, ultra-fine tannins that touch you at the beginning and take you down to a gorgeous depth of fruit. Super. A great single vineyard wine. Drink in 2022. JS. Wine Advocate 95 points. The 2016 Viña del Olivo has to be one of the finest recent vintages of this wine. It's powerful and elegant and has great balance and a lively palate, with focused flavors, great purity and integrated oak. It's very young and seems to have all the ingredients for a long development in bottle. It's tasty, long, very pure and is salty rather than sweet. 13,881...
Tim Atkin MW 94 points. Wine Advocate 94 points. No 2013 was produced, as it was a very challenging year in Haro. So, from the 2012 I tasted last time, we jumped to the 2014 Imperial Gran Reserva, an icon among classical Rioja. The grapes for this blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo were picked during the first half of October at a low 13.5% alcohol and were fermented in small oak vats followed by malolactic in concrete and two years in barrel. The bottles are kept for at least 36 months before they are released. As the Imperial Reserva, the style of this wine has to be preserved (they can innovate in the new Asúa range)....
Wine Advocate 93 points. The prototype of red from Rioja Alta could very well be the 2016 Imperial Reserva, fine, precise and powerful. The grapes for this cuvée were picked between October 10th and 25th, and it's a canonical blend of 85% Tempranillo and the rest Graciano, Mazuelo and Garnacha with 14% alcohol and balancing freshness. It fermented with their own Imperial yeasts in oak vats of different sizes and matured in French and American oak barrels for 24 months. This wine has a very defined style that should not change; it has more oak than the Asúa Reserva and is made with grapes not only from Haro but also from Torremontalvo,...
James Suckling 92 points. Cune Roble Ribera is a red wine made from the Tempranillo grape variety from its own vineyards that are around 30 years old, at an altitude of some 800 meters, on clay-calcareous soils. The preparation is traditional in stainless steel tanks with a cold pre-maceration. When the fermentation is complete, it is aged for 5 months in 2 year old used French oak barrels. Rich and intense.
James Suckling 93 points. A Rioja with plum, blackberry, black truffle and hints of chocolate. Some walnut, too. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold. Wine Advocate 91 points. The popular red 2017 Viña Real Crianza is a gastronomical blend produced with grapes from Rioja Alavesa: 90% Tempranillo and the rest Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano fermented in stainless steel and matured in oak barrels for 13 to 14 months, during which time it was racked every five to six months. The first thing that is going to catch your attention is the new label, which takes things from the past but put in a...
WA 92 The Gran Reserva from Viña Real is also from the wet, cool and challenging 2013 vintage, so I tasted the 2013 Viña Real Gran Reserva next to the Cune Gran Reserva from the same vintage. This classical blend of Tempranillo with 10% Mazuelo and 5% Graciano matured in barrel for 24 months. This is a redder style of Viña Real, a little lighter, less concentrated and more aerial, with a cereal-like twist and a medium-bodied palate with very fine tannins. Good for food. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2015. LG Jun 2019.
Wine Advocate 93 points. The classical 2015 Viña Real Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo with 10% Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano from a warm and early harvest that fermented in stainless steel vats and aged in new oak barriques for 22 months with rackings every four months. I find it very expressive, aromatic and open, ripe and hedonistic but without excess. It has the soft and approachable profile of the Alavesa wines but with the grip of the fine-grained, chalky tannins. It's gentle but has clout. Delicious! LG Jun 2018. James Suckling 94 points.
James Suckling 91 points. Rich, full and fruity modern Rioja. Too easy. Edulis Crianza is a red wine from the Rioja developed by the Altanza winery. This winery, founded in 1998, is located in the town of Fuenmayor (Rioja Alta). Edulis Crianza is made from 100% Tempranillo. The grapes come from vineyards planted at an altitude of between 380 and 500m on clay-calcareous soils and ferrous clay. For maintenance and cultivation of vineyards, non-chemical herbicides or pesticides are used. Edulis Crianza development is carried out using a conventional winemaking. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled...
WA 91+ The entry-level here is the 2018 Pruno, which follows the line of the 2016. It's mostly Tempranillo with 9% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented for three weeks and matured in French barrels for 11 months. It's clean and quite fruit-driven, approachable and juicy, with integrated oak. Very pleasant, with very good freshness. LG Dec 2019. Finca Villacreces has as its neighbour none less than Vega Sicilia. The total area of 60 hectares of vineyard was in the past half used by Peter Sisseck in his assembly of the Flor de Pingus. This Pruno is therefore an incredible wine for its price. #TOPSPAIN
Wine Advocate 92 points. Pedro "Guímaro" thinks 2019 could be one of the finest vintages of recent times, with textbook conditions and a perfect cycle for the grape. The first wine from that year is the unoaked red 2019 Vino Tinto, which was bottled a few days before I tasted it. It's the usual blend of plots, soils and expositions that represent Ribeira Sacra, with a majority of Mencía and 15% other local grapes, and it fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and matured in tank with the lees for four to eight months depending on the lot. Pouring the wine into the glass, I was surprised by the lighter color, a bright ruby, and...
97 Tim Atkin MW A step up on the memorable 2009, this shows just how special the 2010 vintage was. Marrying fruit from Briñas, Villalba and Rodezno, it's a perfectly judged marriage of Tempranillo with 10% Graciano. Savoury wild herb notes segue into a palate that's focused, balanced and graceful with the concentration and backbone to age. Drinking Window: 2019 - 2035. Wine Advocate 96+. It seems like yesterday when the superb 2001 was released, and now I already have the 2010 Gran Reserva 904 in my glass. It has to be among the greatest modern time vintages of this mythical bottling, where they aim for a wine that has a long aging...
James Suckling 92 points. Lush fruit driven wine style which pairs with just about anything. Legaris Roble is a red wine from the Ribera del Duero produced by the Legaris winery. The winery has 100ha of vineyards that stretch across two municipalities: Curiel de Duero and San Martín de Rubiales (Burgos). Legaris Roble is 100% made from Tinto Fino. The grapes come from vineyards planted on loamy, alluvial soils. For processing, after a gentle stripping of the grape, it is moved to deposits, where it undergoes a maceration at low temperatures. Then the juice fermented at a controlled temperature of 24 degrees with the intention of preserving...
Wine Advocate 93 points. The 2015 Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de Labastida was produced with Tempranillo and Garnacha purchased from growers from that village and was cropped from a healthy and homogeneous year. There is a ripe note on the nose, and the palate has some dusty tannins that call for food. LG Jun 2019. DO Rioja.
Wine Advocate 94 points. The 2015 Lindes de Remelluri Viñedos de San Vicente de la Sonsierra is mostly Tempranillo with some Garnacha from vines in that village, and it's the finest of the four wines from Lindes that I tasted this time. It is floral, elegant and harmonious, with no excess in any way. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a long finish. Impressive. LG Jun 2019. DO Rioja.
92pts Wine Spectator A velvety texture conceals depth and structure in this balanced red. Plum, cocoa, loamy earth and mineral notes mingle over well-integrated tannins. Balsamic acidity keeps this lively. Drink now through 2027. Winemaker Notes The elegance Losada has brought to the new Bierzo in a very easy-drinking style. From managed vineyards on more gentle slopes in which clay soils predominate, is aged nine months in French oak and expresses the more tender and juicy side of the Mencía variety.
James Suckling 95 points....Top 7 Rioja under 45usd. WA 93 The largest volume of the Muga winery is for the red blend 2016 Reserva, a wine that is sold as 2016 Crianza in Spain (for commercial reasons). This has the Muga style and the imprint of the cool and fresh 2016 vintage, one of the best vintages of recent years. 2016 is also a year of harmony and freshness that reminds me a little of the 2010. But the Muga family thinks it's somewhere between 2010 and 2011, because for them 2011 is not so warm, even if it generally produced quite ripe wines. It has a mixture of red and black fruit with sweet spices that are very integrated and in...
Rated 93 by Decanter An explosion of dried fruit, wild strawberries and dark chocolate; exceptionally smooth and supple with a very long, flavoursome finish. Rated 93 by James Suckling Plenty of dried flowers, dark berries and sandalwood on the nose. Full body. Firm and silky tannins. Gorgeous finish. Drink or hold. Rated 93 by Wine Spectator This generous red is rich and round, with ripe tannins and orange peel acidity. Cherry, dried currant, licorice, vanilla and spice flavors are ample yet focused. A balance of traditional and modern styles. Drink now through 2030. 10,000 cases made, 600 cases imported.
Wine Advocate 92 points. The 2019 Pago de Valdoneje is the benchmark for unoaked Mencía from the slopes of Valtuille, and more often than not, this is the go-to red for most local vignerons when asking for a glass of wine in a bar. It's a juicy, aromatic and very pleasant and easy-to-drink young wine with enough complexity and depth to also deal with a wide range of foods, which makes it very versatile. It's lively and smooth, balanced and polished with good freshness and a balanced mouthfeel. 70,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in April 2020. LG Jul 2020.
James Suckling 91 points. Glorioso Crianza is a red wine from the Rioja made by Bodegas Palacio. The Glorioso line was created in 1928 and is Bodegas Palacio's most popular brand. It includes wines made according to the traditional categories in the Rioja (Crianza, Reserva, Gran Reserva), but its ageing in French oak barrels provides the elegance and refinement that the brand is known for. This wine is made 100% from Tempranillo grapes. The grapes are destemmed and ferment at a controlled temperature, after which they go through the malolactic fermentation and are clarified and racked. Glorioso Crianza ages in Bordeaux French oak barrels for...
WA 93+. The quality/price champion 2018 La Montesa is now 100% Garnacha from organically farmed vineyards from the 100-hectare family property that gives the wine its name. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats and matured in barriques, 85% of them produced with French oak and the rest with American oak. It feels very young, and the oak is still present; and the American oak, which is spicy and smoky, with ashy incense and vanilla with some sweet undertones, gives it a character that brings back the character of the traditional wines from yesteryear in a very clean way. It has vibrant freshness and should develop nicely...
James Suckling 93 points. Lots of beautiful and bright fruit in this Rioja with crushed-berry, flower and raspberry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Fine tannins and bright acidity. New-wave Rioja. WA 90+. The blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo 2018 La Vendimia had been in bottle for a little over one month when I tasted it, yet it felt harmonious and expressive. It's a juicy and fruit-driven 50/50 blend of the two grapes fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and matured in oak barrels for four months. This year the wine shows more freshness, and in this cooler year, even the Tempranillo feels quite lifted and fresh,...
Wine Advocate 91 points. As with many reds from 2017, I was pleasantly surprised by the 2017 Hado, which Carlos San Pedro told me could be a modern version of the 2005 (and 2016, perhaps 2007). It has good ripeness, black rather than red fruit and spicy oak. The palate is still a bit tannic, but this wine will not be released until October 2019, so it will have some time to polish those tannins in bottle. LG June 2019.
Gilbert & Gaillard Gold Medal. Berlin International Wine Competition, Trophy and Gold. Mundus Vini, Gold Medal. 100% Tempranillo from 40 year old vines. Matured for 12 months in French and American oak. Bright cherry-red with ruby-red tones, well covered. Complex and expressive on the nose, ripe fruit aromas and hues of good wood. Well balanced and fresh with a long aftertaste.
Classification:DOCa Rioja Vineyards:5th Generation (40 years old) Varietal:100% Tempranillo Aeging:21-36 Months(French and American) Matured in the cool and undisturbed depths of our 200 years-old underground cellar. Intense red color with garnet tones, well covered. Spicy aromas, with ripe fruit, subtle notes of toasted oak. Very well-balanced on the mouth, expressive,silky, rounded with a very long, complex and persistent finish. Mundus Vini: Gold Catavinum: Gold International Wine Awards: Gold C. International de Lyon: Silver Guia Monovarietales Spain: 90 Pts
Calification:DOCa Rioja Vineyards:4th Generation (60 years old) Varietal:100% Tempranillo Aeging:14-20 Months(French and American) Matured in the cool and undisturbed depths of our 200 years-old underground cellar. Brilliant dark and intense cherry red colour. On the nose it is elegant and complex. Ripe fruit aromas appear over a base of mineral, spice and toasted wood. Tasty, fleshy, with a touch of wood, mineral, and licorice. Even and persistant finish. International Wine Awards: Gold Vinous by Josh Raynolds: 92 Pts. Guia Repsol: 91 Pts. Guia de Monovarietales Spain: 92 Pts.
James Suckling 92 points. Perfumed plum and raspberry aromas with a touch of earth and leather. Medium bodied with wild berry flavours, smooth, chalky tannins and a fresh finish. Organic. Valencia DO. Rafael Cambra Soplo is a red wine produced by Rafael Cambra in Fonatanars dels Alforins, D.O. Valencia. Rafael Cambra is a small producer located in the inland area of Valencia. His vineyards are situated in Serra de l'Ombria, on clayey-calcareous soils at 750 meters above sea level, with the influence of the Mediterranean climate. Rafael Cambra's philosophy is to work in the vineyard in an organic way, and with maximum respect for the...
James Suckling: 92 Points A bright and fresh red for Toro with blackberry, crushed-stone, dried-soil and terra-cotta aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Fruity and lively. Try this, if you want to understand drinkability from Toro. Wine Advocate: 90 Points The very affordable 2017 Románico was cropped from one of the earliest harvests ever. It was produced with the grapes from younger vineyards, 10 to 35 years old, fermented with their own strain of yeasts and matured in second use French oak barrels and tank (some 40% of the volume) for some six months on average, depending on the lot. It's a fruit-driven, happy and expressive...
Wine Advocate 93+. The truly impressive 2018 Ultreia Saint Jacques transcends its price category. They destemmed more grapes because they fermented it in the oak vats they bought from Vega Sicilia to use in the new winery, where it macerated for two months and then matured in used barrels for nine to 10 months. The secret is to use very good grapes from very good vineyards. The wine is clean, precise and fresh, and the oak is super-subtle, almost unnoticeable. The palate reflects a fluid wine of pleasure, a red of thirst. This is the wine where they have invested more, and 2018 has to be the finest vintage to date. LG Jul 2020.
WA 92+. All the guest winemakers that take part in the Lecciones de Vuelo joint venture with Viña Zorzal are offered to produce their interpretation of the paraje Corral de los Altos in Fitero. The 2018 Corral de los Altos is Zorzal's own interpretation of a 45-year-old plot of 2.1 hectares of Garnacha planted on a north-facing stony part of the village. The grapes fermented in stainless steel with some 25% full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in seven used (second and third use) 500-liter oak barrels. This has contained ripeness and a medium to full-bodied palate with the classical chalky tannins and texture from the...
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