My first white wine from Ribera del Duero 🇪🇸 @ €70 and it’s a lovely drop well worth exploring 👍 Great recommendation from @gabymeetswine @vilaviniteca 👏 Mrs E says “Nicest new white wine I’ve had in a long time - you need to get me more” 😊 White wine find of 2019 😍
📍 Dominio del Águila Albillo Viñas Viejas 2015
🏵 95 points w/ more potential I feel 😉
💥 13% ABV
🍷 Light golden straw yellow w/ a lime hue
👃 A wallop of honeydew melon, pineapple, honey & conference pear w/ a flinty mineral undertone, soft citrus, crunchy green apple chards, coconut cream, light oak & subtle tropical banana
👄 Med+ slight sweet body of oily waxy chewy creamy buttery honey injected green apple, citrus & smooth pineapple driven tropical fruits w/ a slight dry mineral stone follow through
🎯 Med+ slight dry mineral infused green apple w/ citrus & tropical tickles
🐔 Paired w/ Mrs Es hot chicken, avocado & spinach wholemeal wraps — 3 days ago
Superb!!! So pleased with this. Last bottle I had was in 2014, at which point it was quite closed, austere and lacking balance. How that has all changed. Today, everything works in harmony - beautifully resolves tannins, mellow acidity, ripe fruit, and tons of spice. Paired with a heavily seasoned 12oz sirloin cooked with chorizo, which couldn’t have worked better. — 2 days ago
A very good Ribera, with a modern twist. Dark coloured, full-bodied, powerful, with a well-balanced, but clearly present, wooden after taste (2015 vintage). — 12 hours ago
Ripe strawberry and pomegranate. Could use a little more structure to balance the fruit. — 2 days ago
I have about 50 wines in my Delectable queue that I haven’t posted yet that date back to early November in San Antonio but I’m still alive and kicking. Even out of subpar restaurant stems this bottle was showing well after we allowed it to open up. Very round and full, with noticeable smoke and wood, sweet purple fruit. Cruising along and I think it will get better. I highly recommend a decant and some legit stemware. Still some baby fat and not super multi dimensional but very smooth in a hedonistic way. — 4 days ago
Muito frutado - ameixa preta e amoras. Notas de tabaco, baunilha e especiarias, como noz moscada. Acidente elevada, álcool marcante, leve dulçor. Bem gostoso.
Very fruity - blackberries and black plums. With some tobacco, vanilla and spices. High acidity, intense alcohol and some sweetness. A good wine. — 3 days ago
From the man behind Pingus this is a rare limited bottle of only 1,200 now at €299 taken from the less old vines of a 1.4 ha plot which will be in Pingus within 10 or 15 years
📍 Peter Sisseck 2007 Vila Viniteca Collection 75th anniversary Limited Edition, Ribera del Duero
🧀 Paired with Comte, Gruyere, Vacherin Badoz, Montagnolo Affine, Pate & Organic wholemeal loaf
🏵 94-95 points but overpriced & could be epic given 5-10 years as well made 😉
💥 15.5% ABV
🍷 Deep dark ruby w/ a light brick edge
👃 Soggy earth & double choc mocha through soft oak into dark cherry & damson plum w/ raspberry, herbs, leaves, sap, light smoke & red cherry/berry
👄 Med+ body of rich dark cherry submerged in creamy mocha w/ an earthy liquorice & balsamic goo backbone & a black olive tapenade follow through
🎯 Long earthy mocha dark cherry linger
— a month ago
Welcome to the first weekend of 2019, Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great ending to 2018 and your start to 2019 is just as good I have opened the 2012 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera del Duero. The blend on this wine is 80% Tinto Fino/Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot.
The nose to this wine is very expressive and aromatic with notes.of plum, blackberry, cherry, black currant, leather and a minerality.
The palate is very juicy and fruity with notes of blackberry, black plum, black cherry, black currant, licorice and earthy.
This wine full bodied and smooth with medium + acidity and medium + dry gripping tannins that follows with a long fruity driven finish. If you like those big bold fruity wines that are well made then this wine is for you. I wish everyone a prosperous and exciting 2019 with lots of wine and happiness. Please have a safe new year. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 12 days ago
Deep dark purple with slight garnet tinges in the glass. Abundant and bosomy nose of red currant and cherry pipe tobacco. Echoed on the full-bodied palate with plum and (as my dinner partner noted) a shade of beets. Medium plus tannins. Medium acidity. This is one big wine. As much so now as when it was young. Hearty omnivore fare will serve it well as would, frankly, a few more years laying down. No really. 2025 is not out of the question. — 16 days ago
Rackebajsar-tjång-i-ballongen-vin, tävlar lätt med de göttiga amaronevinerna. Matcha med en rejäl köttbit å du har tidig julafton. småpartierna systemet. — 5 days ago