Castilla Y León Tempranillo

Bodegas Alejandro Fernández

Pesquera Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2012

Always a good RdD & this £32 2012 doesn’t disappoint but will reward holding 2-5 more years to ease dryness & sweet tones😉 Great buy 👍 89-90 going 91-93

🍷 Opaque ruby

👃 Sweet dark chocy cherry & blackcurrant liquorice over chipped new oak w/ red berries, dried meats & minty cedar

👄 Med body of rich ripe blackcurrant & chewy cherry w/ a sweet liquorice blackberry cocoa tone

🎯 Med dry dark fruity sweet liquorice mocha finale w/ cherry linger
— 19 hours ago

Chris, Daniel P. and 18 others liked this

Condado de Haza

Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2010

Lightning struck eucalyptus bark - what a nose!

Licorice, mint, basil. Tar, tobacco, burnt barrel. This is a wine that will always calm my pre race jitters. The vintage was amazing.
Salted boysenberry popsicle sticks end this wine with a long, long lasting finish.
— 13 days ago

David, TheSkip and 4 others liked this

Cillar de Silos

Joven de Silos Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2014

Primary and fresh. No great complexity or ever likely to have, but with its bright fruit and low tannins very easy to quaff. Hence a Joven or young wine. Not dissimilar in flavour profile to the Massolini Barbera tasted recently. Would accompany many types of food. Opened the bottle with Thai last night and finished with lamb chops today. — 18 days ago

Anthony De, Shawn and 4 others liked this

Bodega del Palacio de los Frontaura y Victoria

Dominio de Valdelacasa Toro Tempranillo 2009

Delicious, with a tannin-fruit-heat accord that reminds one of gigondas. 2009 in a lovely place, but will do well for another 5 or so. Nose of fresh berries. Good acid on the palate, medium finish. Amazing QPR. — 8 days ago

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Trixie, Keith and 1 other liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Pintia Toro Tempranillo 2012

Big, burly, almost Shiraz-like. Layers of cocoa and coffee grains, rich even unctuous, far from fully resolved. Should’ve listened to @Kimberly Anderson but limited options here. This will improve; from the folks who bring us Vega Sicilia. — 13 days ago

Kimberly, Ira and 26 others liked this

Bodegas Emilio Moro

Malleolus de Sanchomartin Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2011

This is basketful of Tempranillo tannic with coco and tobacco with cherries and figs over blown perhaps but certainly a fun ride — 15 days ago

Dick, Ted and 12 others liked this

César Príncipe

Cigales Tempranillo 2014

El pionero de Cigales. La etiqueta más.bonita y elegante del vino español. Lo voy bebiendo desde hace 14 años, cada vez una gran alegría — 8 days ago

Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo 2004

2004 vintage on 17.3.18
Popped and poured so see how it develops tonight!
First impression: massive wine. Toffee, chocolate, wood. Well balanced in the mouth with a long finish!
— 5 days ago

Dick, Peter and 11 others liked this
Billy L.

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@Martijn -Numanthia Rocks! Great Tinto Fino Aka Tempranillo from old Toro Vines! Kudos & Cheers! 🍇🍷👍🏻

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Ribera del Duero Valbuena 3° Tempranillo Blend

Fab year 2nd Vega @ £100 still oozing life but just past its peak at 22yrs old by a few years yet still drinkable 😁 but not worth the price tag 😉

🍷 Dark ruby w/ brick edge

👃 Mashed cherry through soggy earth w/ liquorice, prune, charred oak, herbs, damp cellar & soot

👄 Med body of vibrant smooth cherry w/ an earthy liquorice vanilla mocha tone & red fruits

🎯 Med dry earthy mocha cherry & red fruit
— 6 days ago

Chris, Eric and 19 others liked this
Ron R

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For 100 squid, I want an angel to piss on my tongue. 89 pts would cause me to have financial and moral panic...
Chris England

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@Ron R I’m laughing my ass off 🤣😂🤣 👏👏👏👏👏

Dominio de Pingus

Flor de Pingus Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2014

Scent of fruit loops upon opening that blew off to dark fruit and a tiny bit of sage. Blueberry compote and cedar. Firm tannins. Surprisingly high ABV at 15% as it’s pretty integrated and plush. Really nice! — 19 days ago

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David T

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Too bad the Pingus is so expensive. The story they told me when we were there was one of their vintages in the later 90’s got a 98 or perfect score. When they shipped that vintage to the states, the 🚢 sunk. After that, there was so little of that wine, the price shot up to over $800 a bottle and as a result never came back down. Great producer.