Bodegas Numanthia

Termanthia Toro Tempranillo

A Spanish bull @ £144 that after a 10hr decant was charging right @ ya! Boom what a monster 😈 95-98 potential here 👍 but drinking fab young 😁

🍷 Deep opaque ruby

👃 Thick chocolate, tar, charred oak, spiced black berry & currant, dark cherry, blueberry & mint

👄 Med++ bodied rich, ripe & chunky black berry/currant with dollops of cocoa cream butter w/ violet & coffee tones

🎯 Long oozy gloopy dark fruit chocky chalky boom boom that just rages all over your palate Olé
— 8 days ago

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Ron R

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Where are you located, Chris? I’m back in the UK in a few days...
Chris England

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@Ron R I’m about 20 miles west of London in Surrey 😁
Ron R

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Nice @Chris England. I’ll reach out if I’m in the area.

Partidas de la Granja

La Social Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Delectable Wine

A Tempranillo, Graciano and Grenache blend grown in the Rioja Alavesa district, this fruit-forward, seamless red delivers an array of ripe berry, floral and spice qualities. Smooth and persistent, with just the right amount of tannins to frame and focus the wine’s juicy fruit. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Feb 2018) $18 — 17 days ago

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Bodegas J.C. Conde

Neo Punta Esencia Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2006

Interesting drink over 2 days. Immediately after PnP the nose was tight but palate was quiet good - black cherry, leather and spice. After warming up and getting air the EtOH become more noticeable and the fruits were more red. The next day felt more integrated so hopeful to see where it ends up in several more years — 2 days ago

Bodegas Casado Morales

Gran Reserva Rioja Alavesa Tempranillo 2006

Very good and is slowly evolving from primary fruits to secondary flavors.
Dark fruits,and grilled meats with leather and tobacco flavors starting to emerge.
Still is youthful and has many more years to go.
— 4 days ago

Trixie, Eric and 1 other liked this

Bodegas Emilio Moro

Crianza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2015

Smells like a plum orchard in full peak. Some of the fruit so ripen mingled with that if the fallen.

An incredible wine, for the value, and a ground breaking producer for the region.
Alpine fruits, fresh herbs, and the tiniest bit of funk.
The acid oak integration for such a young wine is awesome. Need to buy a few more for the cellar..
— 15 days ago

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Another nicely written review! Enjoy your evening! 🍷
Lucy Osgood

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Great minds think alike! Tried this tonight 😊

Bodegas Alejandro Fernández

El Vinculo Paraje Le Golosa Gran Reserva La Mancha Tempranillo 2004

A sister property of the more well-known Tinto Pesquera, this small production 100% Tempranillo is a stunner. Captivating aromas of black tea leaf, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, Chinese herbal tea, vanilla, and a bit barnyard infuse the core of ripe black fruits. The palate is vibrant and smooth with silky but still a bit firm tannins, with fig-like sweet undertone, leading to a long, spicy finish... did I mentioned the nose? So deep, warm, and complex! A gem. — 9 days ago

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Bodegas Alejandro Fernández

Tinto Pesquera Crianza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

The wine starts with a fantastic nose with some vanilla, earth, licorice, blackfruit and chocolate (93+)
In the mouth blackberries and some spices. Also a bit tight not giving what the nose promised. (88) At the end a little short. Overall a nice wine! 90p
— 12 days ago

Dick, Wil and 3 others liked this

Bodegas Ismael Arroyo

Reserva Val Sotillo Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2004

Tried at 2011 vintage at the bodega which was very good and picked up a bottle of the 2004 after taking with the wine maker, Miguel Angel, about the excellent quality of the vintage. He did not lead us astray. Deep color and big flavors but smooth with medium tannins. Dark Plum and tomato flavors with cedar wood, leather a little bit of vanilla. Greatly enjoyed this wine as well as a few others that we had during our visit to the winery. On a side note, the caves under the mountain at this winery were unreal. Hundreds of years old and still used today as the location to age the riserva’s and gran riserva’s — a day ago

Condado de Haza

Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2012

OMG. Admittedly popped this bad boy early. But I don’t care. One sip and I am in love with this. Cherry, chocolate, olive, and tobacco flavors. Lush and elegant. A powerhouse with finesse. Still a bit austere but a little decant would solve that easily. A former WS Top 100 at #18 (93 pts) and it is seriously underrated. This is so good it hurts knowing each sip brings me closer to an empty bottle. — 4 days ago

Bodegas Faustino

Tinto Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1964

Such pleasure and a unique experience! Such a beautiful and complex wine! Orange peel, caramel, fleur de sel, cooked figs and cooked cherries sauce. Very soft mouthfeel and an impressive freshness. An absolute great wine.
Did you know they used about 3% of viura in the blend at the time ? 😉
— 20 hours ago