Quite complex, intense nose. Aromas of ripe dark fruit, some herbal notes and moka. Bold, round, smooth
@Brunstatt — a month ago
Nice chilled 👌🏻 2019 — 18 days ago
It’s official. We’ve taken the leap and registered for WSET Diploma (Level 4)! 😆 We’re excited for, and daunted by, the steep learning journey that lies ahead over the next 2-3 years…
What better way to mark the beginning of this journey than to sip on some lovely Ribera del Duero wine and work through a formal note using the systematic approach to tasting (SAT) wine? 🍷🍷
This wine is made from the ‘Tinta del Pais’ variety aka ‘Tinto Fino’ aka ‘Tempranillo.’ It hails from Ribera del Duero DO within the Duero Valley of Spain. 🇪🇸 Its topography is unique in that it’s largely cut off from maritime influences by surrounding mountains and is situated on the highest part of a plateau called the Meseta Central, over 2,780 feet above sea level. ⛰ ⛰
👁 This wine is deep ruby with notable tearing and extraction.
👃 On the nose this wine has a medium intensity of youthful aromas. Aromas include primary notes of ripe black cherry, black currant, blueberry, pomegranate, violet, anise, black licorice, and secondary notes of cedar, pencil shavings, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, and clove.
👄 On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium(+) body, high alcohol, medium(+) tannins, and medium intensity of flavors. Flavors include tart blackberry, black cherry, and black currant, dark chocolate, toast, cedar, nutmeg, and clove. The finish is medium.
This is a very good wine that is balanced in its core structure, offers aromatic and flavor complexity across primary and secondary categories, and has solid intensity and concentration of vibrant fruit. 💕 It may be consumed now (especially after decanting), but has potential for further aging.
Protos ’27, Ribera del Duero, Tinta del Pais, Vintage 2017, ABV 14.5%. Named in honor of the 11 vine growers who established Protos in 1927. — 11 days ago
$7 @ Trader Joe’s. Worth the price for sure. Very fruit forward but decent structure. I’d get it again for a switch up for sure. — a month ago
Works great with baked Camembert fruity and sweet notes — 7 days ago
Medium to Full. Goes well with italian and meaty foods, and spicy. Nice and smooth in the finish. Under $20 at last bottle. — 8 days ago
Delicious Portuguese red - fruit forward enough for Raj yet heavy enough with tannins that coat the mouth like powder for me - the perfect combo. Plus drinking it with the guy who makes it for the BEST wine tasting afternoon in Porto - his almonds, olive oil, cheese and welcome was insane — a month ago