Vina Mayor Tempranillo Blend Ribera del Duero Reserva 2004
Opaque red-violet hue, aromas of black stone fruits, balsamic & tar; expressive flavor notes of dusty black cherries, blackberries and dried black plums with minerals integrated with sweet oak over a moderately short finish.Add winemaker's notes
Opaque red-violet hue, aromas of black stone fruits, balsamic & tar; expressive flavor notes of dusty black cherries, blackberries and dried black plums with minerals integrated with sweet oak over a moderately short finish.
Excellent value! A 10yr. old wine showing all the complexity and subtleness befitting its age. Bricky-garnet color, with nose of dark fruits, anise and smoke that needs some open time to coax out. The palate is silky and elegant, as the tannins have integrated pretty well. This is by no means a fruit bomb but the fruit is still quite lively and pronounced. May have another 5 years of life left in it, maybe longer(?). 94 points
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WS 93pts. - #38 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2010 - According to the Wine Spectator: This red shows focus and depth, with admirable purity to its black cherry, mineral, tobacco and tar notes. Offers an excellent balance of firm, well-integrated tannins and clean acidity. Not showy, but rock-solid. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made.
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21000 cases 12b produced.
Notes: 50% French & 50% American Oak
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