Served at The Bird as well during the meal. I had luck with these wines in the past. I think Termes is a better short term drinker than Numanthia is a long term holder. Lots of roasted black fruit on the front and middle, this one just doesn't have the finish or structure. Could this be in an odd place? Surely. Not really decanted for that long before serving, but the Sequel dispatched of it rather quickly both in flavor and complexity. The more I think about it, there is a 2 point difference in the 2 wines. — 2 days ago
Red and black berries, leather, oak, vanilla on the nose. Very intense. The palate is muscular with a strong acid backbone, lots of width and texture too. The berries are well represented on the sides and the oaky thing is in here too. Not fully integrated yet. A great finish with vanilla and Forrest berries. Some pepper too. Very good wine that will even be better in a couple of years — 8 days ago
From magnum. 30 minutes decant. I was amazed by the understated elegance from such an inexpensive wine. From the initial aroma of red cherry, cedar, raspberry, and blackberry to the secondary note of dried herbs, smoke meat and roasted coffee beans, from the warm and smooth palate to the long finish, everything was done subtly. Amazing value. — a day ago
Light on smoke, but still very enjoyable. Fuller bodied than expected. Morel cherries, a lil spice, oak and smoke on the nose. I almost want to try this with a beef bourgogne or a nice skirt steak. — a day ago
Vega Sicilia started purchasing vineyards in Toro in 1997 but didn’t release Pintia until ‘01 after perfecting their style. 100% Tinta de Toro, thick-skinned clone of Tempranillo, beautiful color, complex aromas of fruit & spice. Aged for 13 months in French & American oak. Intense aromas, notes of cedar & berry fruits. On the palate intense fresh dark berry fruit flavors with oak notes, well balanced with acidity. Complex tannins, lingering finish ending with elegant fruit finesse & touch of earthy tones. — 5 days ago
A nose of berry and alderwood
Tart berry, eucalyptus, tobacco, cedar, river stone, and hints of prune juice.
This finishes with licking kumquats off of a cigar box. That citrus acidity.
This was the perfect year for this part of Spain, and continues to make me glad I stored a few away..
— a day ago
At sub $20 this has to be the greatest value wine I have ever tried. Unreal freshness and purity of fruit even on day 2 secondary terroir and earth notes shining through. I have not doubt this has 10+ years remaining but probably fairly close to peak — 4 days ago
A very limited production Ribera del Duero of 6,990 bottles in a great year @ €180-€265 that should age into a Vega Sicilia quality wine as a very intense big wine 😈 but well balanced 😉 I’d drink in 10-15 years but superb already 😁
📍 Viña Pedrosa Perez Pascuas Gran Selección 2010
🍝 Paired w/ Mrs Es homemade Cumberland peppered & sage pork sausage meat filled ravioli smothered in a chasseur mushroom sauce & Parmesan cheese 😍
🏵 96 points w/ 98+ potential
💥 14.5% ABV
🍷 Deep blackened opaque ruby
👃 I had to peel these aromas from my nose as they overpowered it in chocolatey rich dark fruit goo in a porty style of spiced dark cherry, earthy dark plum, melted chocolate, herbs & smoke w/ raspberry liquorice, minerals, date compote, prune pie & soft oak
👄 Full bodied rich ripe smooth ultra silky gooey creamy melted black cherry & chocolate w/ raspberry, liquorice & cherry liqueur
🎯 Long Long Long (like never ending!) lingering dark cherry explosive punch in the teeth oozing through raspberry chocolate liquorice gloop
— 3 days ago
This was a saturated purple and black color in the decanter and I would have guessed maybe 3yrs old based on how tight this was even after 20-30mins. Underripe blackberry, cassis, currant, and plum on the nose. Chewy tannins...dark chocolate dusted dates, tobacco & graphite. No problem letting this go another 5-7 before it even hits a prime drinking window (in my opinion). — 9 days ago