smooth, subtle spice, held up well against our Mexican dinner
Three and a half glasses
Dry wine from Spain, from a young winary in the La Manche region.This Tempranillo based wine is fermented on apples and milk. Color: purple. Aroma::intensivr dark red fuitrd with cder and spices tones. Robert Parker: 90 points.
superb aroma, best value for money. my favourite wine
External Reviews for Más Que Vinos Tempranillo Ribera del Duero Ercavio Roble
Colorful, ribald and jammy wine that gets more floral and balanced as it opens. What starts out big and aggressive settles with time and should work with a wide range of foods. Sappy fruit is the forerunner, and there’s heat as well.
Deep ruby. Anise-accented blackberry and cassis aromas offer lovely straightforward appeal. Supple and sweet, with deep dark berry flavors supported by gentle acidity. Finishes with good grip and a lingering bitter chocolate quality. This is more serious than most wines in its price range.
A complex nose of black fruit and spice complements the palate, which is full-bodied, displaying rich notes of dark fruit and vanilla. Great spice accents rich blackberry, and finishes in a huge way, with hints of licorice and concentrated black cherry.
The 2005 Ercavio Roble is a remarkable value. Produced from 100% Cencibel (Tempranillo), this is a custom cuveacute;e 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 2ndash;3 years, who will have the patience? This is one to purchase by the case.
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.
Colorful, ribald and jammy wine that gets more floral and balanced as it opens. What starts out big and aggressive settles with time and should work with a wide range of foods. Sappy fruit is the forerunner, and thereandrsquo;s heat as well.
With Tempranillorsquo;s capability to produce wines with delicacy, elegance, and an enticing fruit profile, there developed a romanticized (likely untrue) tale that this Spanish grape is a variant of Francersquo;s Pinot Noir. If true, however, we may have found the louder, more gregarious cousin in the 2003 Ercavio. Both immediate and refined, this young wine insists upon its elegance with intense aromas of blueberry, and a pleasing palate of moderate acidity and notes of spice box. An incredible value.
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