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Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo

9.2795 ratings
9.189 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.4

This will benefit from more time in the cellar, but drinking well now. You wouldn’t know this was Tempranillo if you tasted it blind. I’m loving this.

This will benefit from more time in the cellar, but drinking well now. You wouldn’t know this was Tempranillo if you tasted it blind. I’m loving this.

Feb 9th, 2020
Ron R
9.5

So contemporary.
Smooth as silk. Stunning fruit profile. Beautiful weight on the mid-palate. Extended finish.

So contemporary.
Smooth as silk. Stunning fruit profile. Beautiful weight on the mid-palate. Extended finish.

Mar 3rd, 2019
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

9.0

Mkt framtida potential.

Mkt framtida potential.

Jan 1st, 2019
Paco Suro

Young. Great structure. #riberadelduero

Young. Great structure. #riberadelduero

Nov 4th, 2018
Amy Huson

Rich and structured, aromas and flavors of cinnamon, vanilla and smoke. But fruits are still apparent, like blackberry and black cherry. Tannins are velvety and acidity is medium + and adds the necessary structure. This wine is yummy, it’s a go-to wine for me - I quite love it!

Rich and structured, aromas and flavors of cinnamon, vanilla and smoke. But fruits are still apparent, like blackberry and black cherry. Tannins are velvety and acidity is medium + and adds the necessary structure. This wine is yummy, it’s a go-to wine for me - I quite love it!

Aug 6th, 2018
Ron R
9.4

Surprising for its contemporary posture at such a young age. Lovely soft notes of maraschino cherries and cedar on the nose. The palate is restrained, soft and rounded. Tannins are supple, and are already integrated. Really nice length and harmonious finish. Ready to drink now.

Surprising for its contemporary posture at such a young age. Lovely soft notes of maraschino cherries and cedar on the nose. The palate is restrained, soft and rounded. Tannins are supple, and are already integrated. Really nice length and harmonious finish. Ready to drink now.

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2019
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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 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
! !Yarivyo Wine Score!

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