Bierzo, Castilla Y León

Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2020

Deep purple with a garnet core. The nose is absolutely ridiculous with jammy fruit and earth. Blue and black berries with just a touch of cranberry for kicks. It’s so pretty.

Warm and inviting, there’s a good bit of finesse and personality here. It takes around an hour for the heat to blow off and once it does it becomes silky and more refined than you’re probably assuming. More berries and earth on the palate with some really nice spice on the finish. A fun surprise of a wine.
— 13 days ago

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Abadia Retuerta

Selección Especial Sardon de Duero Tempranillo Blend 2016

Expressive nose of dark fruit, syrah fighting over Tempranillo. Dark, blackberries and liquorice, ripe dark cherries, pencil lead, chocolate. Fine tannins, I feel the alcohol, that dominates freshness, must be close to 15. Solid dark, great wine yet I miss freshness. — 3 days ago

Bodegas Emilio Moro

Finca Resalso Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2022

Candy on the nose. A lot going on with the palate. Had it at Sasha’s wine bar in Clayton, MO — a day ago

Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía

Purple fruit spice and everything nice…perfect for Harley’s big 1-0! — 14 days ago

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Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Pintia Toro Tempranillo 2016

Drinking nicely. Floral notes on the nose. A hint of lilac. Lots of tannin but reasonably well integrated. Lots of life left. Super long finish — 6 days ago

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Gran Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2007

Color - a nice purplish magenta with some bricking. Nose is very aromatic giving off scents of red fruit, perfume, cloves and roasted meat followed by notes of vanilla and cedar. Taste is smooth and juicy with cherry fruit, baking spices and dark chocolate coating the palate and secondary flavors of dried herbs, leather, balsamic vinegar, and a hint of black licorice. A nice surprise! — 21 days ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
with Karin and Jill
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Pago de los Capellanes

Tinto Crianza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2017

K L
9.1

Good! Nice Spanish Kurt wine. Would get again or even try more expensive one. — 6 days ago

Matt Dill
with Matt

Bodegas y Viñedos Maurodos

Viña San Román Toro Tempranillo 2009

Still intact. But it’s too ashy and bitter for me.

Better balance and more suppleness on day 2.
89->91
— 13 days ago

Tom, Bob and 3 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2007

1.5 hour decant(lots of chunky/fine sediment). A stunning dark murky magenta color. On the nose: beautiful nose with perfumed red fruit, licorice, plum, cloves, little roasted meat, oak. Taste: lighter weight from a cold not great vintage. Nevertheless it is a velvety, bold, elegant wine with dark cherry, dark chocolate, tobacco, balsamic, baking spice, earth, dried herbs and a nice medium plus finish. YUM! Luv where its at right now. — 21 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Jan and 18 others liked this

Aalto

Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo 2020

This is a well-made Tempranillo that is extremely powerful and earthy, but I would wait at least 5 years before consuming it. The 2020 vintage is too strong at this time but consider drinking this wine in 2029. — 4 days ago

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