Ercavio Mas Que Vinos Roble 2009
I concur wholeheartedly with the previous reviews; a top-notch value from Spain with some complexity that belies price. Good density and rich black fruit on the palate with a good cypress and blackberry nose. Good, medium to long finish. Excellent value.Add winemaker's notes
I concur wholeheartedly with the previous reviews; a top-notch value from Spain with some complexity that belies price. Good density and rich black fruit on the palate with a good cypress and blackberry nose. Good, medium to long finish. Excellent value.
Robert Parker gave this 91 pts. It's a deep, rich tempranillo that is a great bargain at under $15 a bottle. Thick, dense and opulent wine.
Day 1: Muted nose; just a little muted dark fruit coming through. The palate starts off with plain plum and cherry notes, but this wine's finish is its winning characteristic- very rich blackberry, reminds me of Chambord. Unfortunately a nice finish doesn't make up for the rest of it. Day 2: A bit stronger nose/palate with dark fruit notes, but the finish isn't as strong.
This seemed to downplay the fruit and push forward the leather and earthy notes more than some other tempranillos.
Rich purple color in the glass, with a nice plum fruit and rich aroma. Medium mouth feel, clean and 7-10 second finish. Tannins present, in nice balance with acid. Nice to drink alone, and changed with addition of asiago hard cheese. Become more mellow, and paired well. With hard salami and gorgonzola stuffed green olives very nice, and picked up some spicy notes. A great value at $10-$12. Available at World Market.
Just to add to my comments on this wine. It is good now, but in my estimation could benefit by a year or two in the cellar. Complex, and able to age a bit.
Solid fruit. Not overpowering wood, leather, and spice are what make this wine truly interesting and worth more than a single glass.
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The first wine I reviewed for Premier was the 2003 Ercavio. Sometimes I'm afraid to revisit wines I was passionate about early in my wine education, for fear that they would seem undrinkable to me now. But if the 2003 was anything like our current 2006, I have nothing to be ashamed of, as I still believe it to be one of the best $10 Spanish wines available. Most Spanish wines at this price deliver a rather simple mouthful of jammy fruit, but the Ercavio complicates its plum and blueberry flavors with savory notes of grilled meat, damp earth, dark chocolate and wood smoke. In terms of complexity and balance, this stands out among its peers.
Ercavio Tempranillo Roble 2007: Diesen Wein bekommen sie zu einem sensationellen Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Nur unter optimalen Reifebedingungen findet für diesen mit 90 Parker Punkten ausgezeichneten Wein die Weinlese statt. Der Wein wird unter Einsatz von moderner Kellertechnik traditionell vinifiziert. Den jungen Wein legt man für den biologischen Säureabbau in sogenannte Tinajas (Steinamphoren). Für fünf Monate reift er in amerikanischen und französischen Eichenfässern. Weingut: ErcavioRegion: Kastilien - La ManchaRebsorte: TempranilloInhalt: 0.75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5 g/lRestsüße: 1 g/lFassreife: in Barriques gereift Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°CAuszeichnungen:90 Parker Punkte Jg. 2007 für unter 10 Euro Rotwein > Spanien > Kastilien-La Mancha
The 2005 Ercavio Roble is a remarkable value. Produced from 100% Cencibel (Tempranillo), this is a custom cuvée selected by importer Eric Solomon, and was aged for 5 months in French and American oak. Purple colored, with fragrant spice box, tobacco, blueberry, and blackberry aromas, this full-bodied effort has gobs of ripe fruit, a firm structure, and a 40-second finish, not bad value for a sawbuck. Although this well-made wine will surely evolve for 2-3 years, who will have the patience? This is one to purchase by the case.
An astonishing value, the 2003 Ercavio Roble, made from 100% Cencibel (the local term for Tempranillo), smells like a great Cabernet Sauvignon made by Napa's Ann Colgin. Gorgeous blueberry liqueur notes intermixed with graphite and minerals jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-colored 2003. It boasts fabulous intensity, an alluring texture, and a rich, concentrated finish with no hard edges. This offering could easily compete with wines selling at four to five times the price, but given its origins, I would suggest drinking it over the next 3-4 years. Bravo!
Tempranillo. It's from Spain. It's known as their "noble grape." And best of all, it's delicious. Yet somehow this grape remains a mystery to many of those in this area of the world, much like the political decisions of Erie County government. Well, this wine won't solve the county's fiscal crisis, but if you are searching for something new and unrestrained, like our previous budget, give Ercavio a try. This medium-bodied wine is a brilliant dark purple-colored Tempranillo that exhibits fleshy flavors of very ripe raspberry and blackberry, followed up by hints of spice. Firm yet round tannins melt away into a fruity finish that is accentuated by hints of vanilla. This is pretty much pure, unadulterated enjoyment for your mouth. So, if you can't leave Erie County, you can at least take a holiday in Spain with Ercavio and leave your cares behind you!
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