Still one of my favorite wines at any price — a month ago
Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, plum, cherry, blackberry, cocoa powder, spice- like cumin, smoke and forest floor. On the palate, initial flavors of spice, forest floor, florals and cocoa powder. Secondary flavors are fruitier, with blueberry, plum, cherry, vanilla and toasted oak. Long finish with vanilla, florals and berry. Elegant, complex, rich, full bodied and outstanding. — 21 days ago
Medium ruby color.
Aromas of red fruit
Dry. Flavors of red fruit, cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, cedar. Rich, chewy tannins. Great acidity.
Finish: 4/5 — 14 days ago
My first Ribera del Duero. All the rich earthiness of Rioja but with lovely bright fruit and savory spice. Yum! — 10 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.
Beautiful nose of blackberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, cedar, vanilla, licorice, eucalyptus, herbs Mediterranean spices, light earth, black pepper, chocolates and dark coffee. What a gorgeous nose this is.
Medium plus to full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, spices, cedar, leather, vanilla, earth, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, coffee, light cola, eucalyptus, herbs and black tea.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a beautiful wine from Ribera Del Duero. Soft and smooth. Rich and elegant. Fruit forward with lots of earth and chocolate notes.
This 13 year old is still young, and showing great complexity at this point.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 2 hours of airtime. So much better after 3 hours of airtime, and definitely worth the wait.
Will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.
Wine Spectator 96 points. Robert Parker 97 points.
Loved the nose at this point. Feels like a high end Napa Cabernet with some age. So interesting.
A blend of 94% Tempranillo and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in French and American oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$500. — a month ago
Somewhat shy dark bramble fruit on nose, faint peppery spice and dark roast coffee on nose. Notable tension, spicy mid-palate with leather, tobacco and quite firm tannins on the finish that build with each sip. Next day some slightly raisin and prune notes were evident suggestion this #tempranillo from #riberadelduero might be at peak or perhaps wasn’t stored properly before we received it as a gift. — 9 days ago