APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.
VINIFICATION: Hand harvested. Sustainable. Yield per hectare is 3,500kg/ha (legal max. DO Ribera 7,000kg/ha).
AGING: 22 months in French oak barrels, 12 months in bottle.
TASTING NOTES: Ripe red cherry color with garnet-colored rim, dense and opaque. Intense on the nose, exhibits a nice bouquet of candied black fruits and spices like star anise, clove and vanilla blended with slightly toasted nuances from its aging in oak barrels. Lovely in the mouth, meaty and yummy with velvety and sweet tannins, long finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Grilled lamb chops, suckling pig, Manchego cheese.
94 Points by Wine&Spirits; Vintage 2016.
92 Points by James Suckling, Vintage 2015.
92 Points by Wine Enthusiast; Vintage 2014.
91 Points by Decanter; Vintage 2014.
92 Points by Vinous; Vintage 2010.
92 Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2004.