I concur wholeheartedly with the previous reviews; a top-notch value from Spain with some complexity that belies price. Good density and rich blac... Read more
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. Read more
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... Read more
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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.
External Reviews for Ercavio Mas Que Vinos Roble
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
A remarkable value. Aged 5 months in oak, this red is fragrant with spice box, tobacco, blueberry and blackberry aromas. Full bodied with gobs of fruit, a firm structure and a 40 second finish. Not back for under 10 bucks!
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.
Deep ruby. Superripe aromas of dark berry liqueur, licorice, clove and tree bark. Lush and fat, with very sweet flavors of roasted blackberry and licorice. Finishes with fine, dusty tannins and lingering sweetness. An excellent value.
There are 10,000 cases of the 2007 Ercavio Roble, made up of 100% Cencibel (Tempranillo) and aged for five months in French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple in color, it delivers an expressive nose of cedar, earth notes, black cherry, and blackberry liqueur. Thick, dense, and opulent on the palate, it has gobs of savory black fruit, licorice and spice notes, enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years, and a lengthy finish. It totally over-delivers for its humble price. This is one to buy by the case.
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