This Beronia Crianza - the name signifies its oak treatment - shows a dark ruby color in the glass. The nose displays black fruit and oak aromas like spices and vanilla. The palate offers a true Tempranillo experience, with plum, blackberry and a smattering of licorice. The tannins are firm and ready to take on a steak, but if you try the wine with ham or cheese you won’t be disappointed. — a day ago
In 1879, 2 brothers decided to set up a wine business, C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, created and still kept in traditional neighborhood of Haro station today. Deep Ruby with ripe berry aromas and complex spices, 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. On the palate blackberry, cherry and sweet currant with herb, leather, oak & pepper spice. Fine tannins, well balanced good depth & structure on a long finish. — 7 days ago
The weekend has started and I have opened the 2015 Marqués de Murrieta Finca Ygay Reserva Rioja. A blend of 80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 6% Mazuelo and 2% Garnacha.
On the nose this is a beautifully complex aroma with black cherry, blackberry, plum, licorice, perfumed notes, violets, spice, vanilla, some oak and earthiness.
O the palate is black cherry, blackberry, plum, star anise, clove, spice, oak, vanilla and earth.
This wine is full bodied silky mouthfeel with high acidity and medium + fine integrated tannins that move wonderfully into a long dark fruit licorice finish. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, we are moving into a deep freeze and snow for the weekend. Please stay safe and healthy and enjoy yourselves. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 16 days ago
Had with lamb for Wife’s 60th — 12 days ago
Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from some of CVNE's best vineyards in the Rioja Alta (85% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), aged in both French and American oak for 24 months. On the palate flavors of blackberry and currants with licorice, vanilla, tobacco & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, wonderful balance, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Very nice! Tried 2nd bottle! — 8 days ago
Founded in 1932 by Isaac Muga Martínez, now run by children Manuel, Isabel & Isaac Muga Caño. Deep Ruby, aromas of sweet red and black fruits with pepper spice and oak. 4 grape blend from the Haro district (70% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano), 36 months in oak, palate shows elegant flavors of cherry and currant with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft full ripe tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy mineral character. Great vintage! — 21 days ago
Outstanding — 10 days ago
Last vintage was ‘11, there were no ‘12 or ‘13, tried a few ‘14’s. Deep Ruby a blend 70% Tempranillo, 20% Graciano & 10% Mazuelo, aged new French oak for 15 months (‘11 was 24 mos). Full red fruit aromas with floral, oak & pepper spice. On palate ripe red fruit flavors, complex with layers of fruit & spice, noting espresso, cacao & licorice. Tannins are beginning to soften. Well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, spice and oak. Decant or let sit in the cellar for a while. Nice! — 13 days ago