Hornillos Ballesteros Mibal Seleccion 2004
Authentic Garage winery in Roa, Ribera del Duero, where Miguel and Javier take care of the whole process. 2 young guys (and Cristina in charge of PR, Miguel's sister) who know how to work on the vines, with some biodynamic practices and great respect for nature. I loved their wines, and how they approach their work/passion, that is why last time traveling in the area went to visit them. Keep an eye on these wines, they will only improve in future vintages.
External Reviews for Hornillos Ballesteros Mibal Seleccion
Light purple. Blackberry and mulberry scents, with cracked pepper and pungent herbs adding complexity. Brisk dark berry flavors are enlivened by taut minerality, giving the wine a refreshing quality. Focused, pure and sweet on the finish.
The 2004 Mibal Seleccion is a barrel selection of the best lots and spent 14 months in French oak. It further raises the bar with its saturated, glass-coating purple color, super-expressive, exotic nose of pain grille, spice box, wild blueberry, smoked meat, and licorice. On the palate, this thick and opulent wine has gobs of spicy black fruit flavors, enough structure for 4-6 years of further evolution, and a beautifully delineated, long finish. It should drink well through 2020. A true "garage" Bodegas (the winery is in a garage in the town of Roa), these small production cuvees of 100% Tempranillo are uniformly outstanding.
The 2004 Mibal Seleccion is a barrel selection of the best lots and spent 14 months in French oak. It further raises the bar with its saturated, glass-coating purple color, super-expressive, exotic nose of pain grille, spice box, wild blueberry, smok... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Castilla Leon in Spain. 2004 Hornillos Ballesteros, Bodegas Mibal Seleccion 750ml