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Finca Villacreces Ribera del Duero Reserva 2001

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

A blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot, the 2001 Reserva enjoyed malolactic in barrel and aging in French oak (much of it new) for 24 months prior to bottling. A complex nose of dried herbs, blueberries, black currants, licorice, and espresso is followed by a ripe, full-bodied, opulent, pure, elegant as well as nuanced wine. It should drink well for 7andndash;8 years.

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Finca Villacreces:
Finca Villacreces benefits from its unique location where vineyards, woods and the tranquil river Ebro are in great harmony. There is therefore an interesting fauna and flora.The property spreads over 115 hectares, 60 of which are vineyards. The guided tour lasts 1h15 and you will be taken through the vineyard to discover the nuances and subtleties of the different plots. The visit is conclu... Read more
Finca Villacreces benefits from its unique location where vineyards, woods and the tranquil river Ebro are in great harmony. There is therefore an interesting fauna and flora.The property spreads over 115 hectares, 60 of which are vineyards. The guided tour lasts 1h15 and you will be taken through the vineyard to discover the nuances and subtleties of the different plots. The visit is concluded by wine-tasting. There are two possibilities: tasting the wines of their own cellar Finca Villacreces, or an « Artevino » tasting, which includes wines from Rioja, Toro and Finca Villacreces, combined with typical cheese from each region. There is a dining room for 25 people (previous booking necessary) which is ideal for company lunches or celebrations. There is also an annexed room which enables the use of audiovisual means. Read less

External Reviews for Finca Villacreces Ribera del Duero Reserva

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot, the 2001 Reserva enjoyed malolactic in barrel and aging in French oak (much of it new) for 24 months prior to bottling. A complex nose of dried herbs, blueberries, black currants, licorice, and espresso is followed by a ripe, full-bodied, opulent, pure, elegant as well as nuanced wine. It should drink well for 7andndash;8 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Full ruby-red. Highly complex aromas of currant, espresso, celery, exotic coconut and earthy, dusty spices (coriander seed, cumin). Supple and flavorful, with notes of currant, meat, minerals, licorice and fresh herbs. This estateandrsquo;s wine often reminds me of Cheval Blanc in the early going, and this release is no exception. But here the 2001 vintage has brought a bit more flesh than usual. Persistent, lifted finish. Very interesting juice-and, as always, not your typical Ribera del Duero wine.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/14/2013

A dark ruby Tempranillo with plum colored syrupy legs on the sides of the glass. A traditional old world red with concentrated layers of black cherry cardamon leather old wood and tobacco. Very Bordeaux-like character with cedar celery and Worcestershire-type savory flavors. The long finish shows elegant fine tannins lush fruit and a toasty spice. Great complexity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/19/2013

Full ruby-red. Highly complex aromas of currant espresso celery exotic coconut and earthy dusty spices (coriander seed cumin). Supple and flavorful with notes of currant meat minerals licorice and fresh herbs. This estate’s wine often reminds me of Cheval Blanc in the early going and this release is no exception. But here the 2001 vintage has brought a bit more flesh than usual. Persistent lifted finish. Very interesting juice-and as always not your typical Ribera del Duero wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dense and saturated, with deep purple fruit and the nuances of chocolate and smoky oak. An engaging wine with an absolutely compelling finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/19/2013

A blend of 75% Tempranillo 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot the 2001 Reserva enjoyed malolactic in barrel and aging in French oak (much of it new) for 24 months prior to bottling. A complex nose of dried herbs blueberries black currants licorice and espresso is followed by a ripe full-bodied opulent pure elegant as well as nuanced wine. It should drink well for 7–8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A dark ruby Tempranillo with plum colored, syrupy legs on the sides of the glass. A traditional, old world red, with concentrated layers of black cherry, cardamon, leather, old wood, and tobacco. Very Bordeaux-like character with cedar, celery, and Worcestershire-type savory flavors. The long finish shows elegant, fine tannins, lush fruit, and a toasty spice. Great complexity.


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