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Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo

9.2570 ratings
9.173 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Top Notes For
Ron Yates

One of the best expressions of Duero Tempranillo. Soft and balanced wine with integrated tannins. Chocolate and cigar box dominate the palate with aromatics of dark fruit and red plums.

One of the best expressions of Duero Tempranillo. Soft and balanced wine with integrated tannins. Chocolate and cigar box dominate the palate with aromatics of dark fruit and red plums.

Aug 29th, 2017
Joe Paradise

Darker and more brooding than the other wines of the night. Leather and pipe tobacco with unctuous cherry and plum. Full bodied with ripe grippy tannin. Complex and could withstand a few more years in the bottle, but dont let that stop you from enjoying this one now.

Darker and more brooding than the other wines of the night. Leather and pipe tobacco with unctuous cherry and plum. Full bodied with ripe grippy tannin. Complex and could withstand a few more years in the bottle, but dont let that stop you from enjoying this one now.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2016
Michael Descamps

Ripe, but not overripe. This vintage has some pretty lengthy acidity on it. Crushed blackberry, red plum, fig, baked clay, dried thyme, fresh violets, espresso.

Ripe, but not overripe. This vintage has some pretty lengthy acidity on it. Crushed blackberry, red plum, fig, baked clay, dried thyme, fresh violets, espresso.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2016
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.8

This is a fin Spanish wine, I truly enjoyed the style and would rank it as one the best Spanish wines I enjoyed to date. A combination of old and new, the color is ruby red, nose is complex, full of smoke, leather, coffee, mushrooms, wet earth, and lots of black fruits, body is medium to full, it has robust tannins that will soften over time, a light rust on its yummy finish. My score 88, drink to 2018 (given the rest of the wines I had tonight, I need to revisit and potentially bump the score up)

This is a fin Spanish wine, I truly enjoyed the style and would rank it as one the best Spanish wines I enjoyed to date. A combination of old and new, the color is ruby red, nose is complex, full of smoke, leather, coffee, mushrooms, wet earth, and lots of black fruits, body is medium to full, it has robust tannins that will soften over time, a light rust on its yummy finish. My score 88, drink to 2018 (given the rest of the wines I had tonight, I need to revisit and potentially bump the score up)

1 person found it helpfulOct 6th, 2015
Diane Dixon

Co-Founder Keep Collection, #Sommchat

9.2

Drank in Aalto cellar in Ribera -lovely perfume aromas on the nose

Drank in Aalto cellar in Ribera -lovely perfume aromas on the nose

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2013
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep ruby red. Layered nose with dark fruits and spices. Notes of blackberries, anise, dark cocoa, earth and herbs. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Very dark palate with quite a bit of dark fruits. Layers of dark cocoa and dark berries, both red and black. Solid acidity and a touch dry in the finish. Long finish. Drink till 2027. (92+)

Deep ruby red. Layered nose with dark fruits and spices. Notes of blackberries, anise, dark cocoa, earth and herbs. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Very dark palate with quite a bit of dark fruits. Layers of dark cocoa and dark berries, both red and black. Solid acidity and a touch dry in the finish. Long finish. Drink till 2027. (92+)

Apr 29th, 2017
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.2

Comes from 9 different villages, various terroirs and lots of micro climates.

Comes from 9 different villages, various terroirs and lots of micro climates.

Oct 21st, 2016
Matty Wicksteed

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.5

Powerfully compacted earth, graphite and intense blackberry, black cherry and blueberry pie fruit. Palate is super sleek, has the lines of a jet black Ferrari. Sumptuous and perfectly balanced fruit, soft tannins, a warm, soft, suede classy hug of a wine.

Powerfully compacted earth, graphite and intense blackberry, black cherry and blueberry pie fruit. Palate is super sleek, has the lines of a jet black Ferrari. Sumptuous and perfectly balanced fruit, soft tannins, a warm, soft, suede classy hug of a wine.

Feb 27th, 2016
Marshall Parrish

Closest to the vine contest - very interesting being from 40 yr old vines. Soft in the mouth with light coco tints and concentrated raspberry

Closest to the vine contest - very interesting being from 40 yr old vines. Soft in the mouth with light coco tints and concentrated raspberry

Nov 14th, 2015
Holly Anderson

Gorgeous bramble fruit, little dirty on the nose. On palate, dried red fruit, earth. Awesome.

Gorgeous bramble fruit, little dirty on the nose. On palate, dried red fruit, earth. Awesome.

Nov 10th, 2015