Castilla Y León, Spain

Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2020

Aint this an unexpected pretty thing.

Chewy, dense, purple goop - fudgey with syrah like outlines -mencia bones - mix of reds and whites making up remaining 8%.

Lavender, pepper, tar, and blackberry.

Slurp.
— a day ago

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Bodegas Beronia

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2018

Blend of Tempranillo (95%), Graciano (4%) and Mazuelo (1%). Deep violet(almost black) color. Interesting aromas of black cherry/plum, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, earth and tobacco. The palate features red and black berry/plum flavors with additional notes of mocha, mushrooms, dusty herbs, white pepper and orange peel. Firm tannins and a long and lingering finish. Medium-plus bodied and plush. Excellent aging potential. Thanking Keno for bringing this excellent example of a traditional and well made Rioja! — 8 days ago

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La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Classy & elegant with ripe black fruit, exotic spices, a touch of leather, a whiff of wilted violets and orange zest. A bit earthy & mineral, too though showing youthful freshness & energy.
Poised & very elegant on the palate with beautifully polished yet grilly tannins and juicy acidity. Layers of black fruit with wood shrimp seamlessly integrated. Nice volume & depth, terrific energy in the long finish. A classic Rioja reserva and the perfect wine for late fall.
Looking forward to tasting it over the next few years.
— 18 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2015

I was expecting this to be tight and tannic. Nope this was lush and silky smooth. Perfect for the Napa cab lover that wants to try something different. The potential for a few more points is there if you can wait. — 23 days ago

Vin, Andrew and 10 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 1924

The noise in this is amazing given its age. Dark plum, mocha, some funk, some wild brambly fruit, a hint of acetone. In the palate this is still rich and has some iodine and dark minerality. Unbelievable given its age. What an incredible testament to Unico. Delicious — a day ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Wow! This is older than me 😉
Conrad Green

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It’s spectacular in the glass. The power of the midpalate is astonishing given the age. It’s fantastic… I think in the pre Cabernet and pre oak days but maybe someone with the knowledge can clarify that. What a treat. I was worried it’d be a dud

Marqués de Murrieta

Reserva Finca Ygay Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2017

Heavy vanilla and spice. Enjoyable finish with bright berries and oak showing up at the end. — 3 days ago

James, David and 4 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Jan A
9.2

Like the sour mouth watering effect of the wine on the palate. Already my last bottle of the case but this still has years of runway ahead. — 18 days ago

Dick, Ira and 11 others liked this

Bodegas Numanthia

Termes Toro Tinto de Toro 2019

Nariz: mora, cereza, ciruela, vainilla, regaliz

Boca: Tanino M+, Acidez M/M+, Alcohol Alto
— 16 days ago

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Dominio de Pingus

Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2015

See previous note from March 2022. Very dark Ruby in colour- impenetrable. Blackberry, smoky notes. A rich full bodied dense palate with a tarry note. Dusty. Granular persistent tannins. Again, Thomas Matthew’s drinking window is way too early (to 2025). This wine will cruise to 2030 with ease. When you taste this wine you have a new appreciation of the allure of Tempranillo, in this case old vine Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero. Post Script: The next day - aniseed and a crushed ant note. — 23 days ago

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David T

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Excellent producer. Still waiting on a couple of my vintages. We were at the property when this was in tank.
Bob McDonald

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You have certainly visited many properties around the world as have my wife and I. Have not visited Pingus but do have a bottle or two of the main Cuvée resting in the cellar.

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2015

Excelente vino! Decanto si o si x 30 minutos y tendrás una experiencia súper! Recomendable en lo personal recibes más calidad por lo que pagas ! — 3 days ago