Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.
Strong nose of blueberries, black currants, black cherries, wood, licorice, light vanilla, spices, light vegetables, tobacco, coffee, light vinaigrette and peppercorn.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with raspberries, cherries, blueberries, cloves, oak, tobacco leaf, vanilla, spices, espresso, vegetables, earth and peppercorn.
Medium finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a great surprise. This 16 year old Spanish red is drinking very nicely now.
Showing nice complexity with an elegant mouthfeel. Alcohol is very integrated by now, although very high.
Thank you David and Elvira for sharing this with me.
Needs 90 minutes to open up properly.
Good by itself or with food, and paired wonderfully with the Lamb chops.
Aged in New French oak barrels for 4 years.
15.5% alcohol by volume.
$30. — 2 days ago
Had at cote. Fantastic with steak/Korean bbq. Vanilla and oak — 7 days ago
I don’t understand what all the fuss is about? This wine has received crazy good scores from critics and while it’s clean and expressive, the tannins are dry and the wine isn’t ready (don’t know if it ever will be) for consumption now. It says 95% #tempranillo and 5% #Albillo I think it has some Cabernet and I don’t really understand why put the albillo, it hasn’t done anything to this wine in the way of floral aromas or lightness. This wine is 15% alc. and the warming feeling on the finish is out of balance with the body and the fruit concentration of the wine #riberadelduerowine #riberadelduero — 21 days ago
Deep Ruby with aromas of rich dark berry fruits and smoky oak notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry and plum with notes of charred wood, espresso and tobacco. Fine firm drying tannins, long finish ending with toasty oak and spice. Has long aging potential. — 23 days ago
Viinilehden Vuoden punaviini 2020 voittaja. Tumman kirsikkainen, luumuinen, pehmeän tanniininen, vaniljainen, ehkä jopa lihaisakin. Monipuolinen viini ja ehdottomasti grillattujen lihojen kaveri. Tykkään! — 20 days ago
Wonderful aroma....floral, dark plum, dark cherry, allspice, clove, and a dash of pepper. Very nice with Thanksgiving dinner. First time I have had a Vega Sicilia wine and definitely lives up to the reputation!!!! — 7 days ago
Good grape and berry flavors. Some depth. Long finish. — a month ago