Tilenus Crianza 2001

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

One of the finest values I have tasted from this appellation is the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2001 Crianza, made from a 60–100 year old vineyard planted with an indigenous varietal, Mencia. Aged 12–14 months in French oak, it comes across like a Spanish version of a high class Cote de Nuits Pinot Noir. The tannin is soft, and the bouquet reveals lovely floral, black cherry, raspberry, smoke, earth, and mineral scents. Medium-bodied, pure, and racy, with a certain tension to its elements, it requires careful introspection to appreciate all the nuances. Drink it over the next 3–4 years.

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Region: Spain » Bierzo

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  • 2001

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Color: Red
Varietal: Mencia
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Bodegas Estefanía:
Bodegas Estefania was founded by the Frias family. The Project was the result of their dream to produce high quality monovarietal wines with ancestral reminiscences. Bodegas Estefania shows us the relationship between the human being and the land; in this case between a family business and the beautiful Bierzo region and its characteristic grape variety, the Mencia. The standard bearer of our w... Read more
Bodegas Estefania was founded by the Frias family. The Project was the result of their dream to produce high quality monovarietal wines with ancestral reminiscences. Bodegas Estefania shows us the relationship between the human being and the land; in this case between a family business and the beautiful Bierzo region and its characteristic grape variety, the Mencia. The standard bearer of our winery is the brand Tilenus, whose main purpose is and has been from the very beginning to become one of the best wines in the world. Read less

External Reviews for Tilenus Crianza

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/18/2014

One of the finest values I have tasted from this appellation is the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2001 Crianza, made from a 60–100 year old vineyard planted with an indigenous varietal, Mencia. Aged 12–14 months in French oak, it comes across like a Spanish version of a high class Cote de Nuits Pinot Noir. The tannin is soft, and the bouquet reveals lovely floral, black cherry, raspberry, smoke, earth, and mineral scents. Medium-bodied, pure, and racy, with a certain tension to its elements, it requires careful introspection to appreciate all the nuances. Drink it over the next 3–4 years.


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

One of the finest values I have tasted from this appellation is the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2001 Crianza, made from a 60andndash;100 year old vineyard planted with an indigenous varietal, Mencia. Aged 12andndash;14 months in French oak, it comes across like a Spanish version of a high class Cote de Nuits Pinot Noir. The tannin is soft, and the bouquet reveals lovely floral, black cherry, raspberry, smoke, earth, and mineral scents. Medium-bodied, pure, and racy, with a certain tension to its elements, it requires careful introspection to appreciate all the nuances. Drink it over the next 3andndash;4 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Good medium ruby. Black cherry, licorice, leather and black walnut on the nose. Sweet and pliant on the palate, with peppery flavors of crushed fruits and minerals. Finishes quite firm, with sneaky persistence.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

One of the finest values I have tasted from this appellation is the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2001 Crianza, made from a 60-100 year old vineyard planted with an indigenous varietal, Mencia. Aged 12-14 months in French oak, it comes across like a Spanish version of a high class Cote de Nuits Pinot Noir. The tannin is soft, and the bouquet reveals lovely floral, black cherry, raspberry, smoke, earth, and mineral scents. Medium-bodied, pure, and racy, with a certain tension to its elements, it requires careful introspection to appreciate all the nuances. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.



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