This wine continues to improve. Double decanted about 2 hours before serving and served with grilled venison backstrap which was perfectly cooked. While the nose is still somewhat closed in, there are plums and blackberries on the nose and initial flavors and the tannins are beginning to mellow and are much less noticeable. Good length. I think this wine is approaching its drinking window and should be good for at least another 5 years or so.
Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.
Served this bottle along with a bottle of Emilio Moro 2011 Malleous at a neighbor's house for dinner. Double decanted both wines about 2-1/2 hours before serving. As with previous bottles of the Psi, it was still a bit closed in with considerable underlying fruit of plums, blackberries, touch of wood, and moderate, round tannins. Still a very good wine, but I don't know when it is going to fully open up. The wine advocate (Gutierrez) recommends drinking by 2020, but we will see.
Dark red. Dark fruit, cherries and smoke ( or are we sitting too close to the wood grill at Nash!?). Sweet and full dark fruit flavours, perfumed, without heaviness. Med length finish. Too bad we didn't decant. Quite lovely, especially for the price.
Very jammy and sweet nose. Dark berries with red liquorice. Thankfullly on the palate it is a little more serious. Nice structure and tannins that are slightly round, dark chocolat. 88 for the overall balance but too 'sexy' for me.
Double decanted this wine about an hour before serving. Nose was closed in but initial flavors of intense fruit (plums, blackberries, hint of spice), some complexity in the mid-range, but relatively short finish. This wine needs several hours of breathing to serve at its best and is still developing. Should be more interesting in a year or two, but uncertain about the longevity of this wine. Gutierrez from the Wine Advocate suggest drinking by 2017, but based on this bottle, I would think longer.
Much better the second day. The nose had opened up, followed by intense fruit, and tannins were almost completely dissipated. Good acid balance in the mid-range and finish. Altogether a much nicer wine. This suggests the need for several hours of breathing before serving.
Gave this around an hour of air. Opaque core with a violet rim. 100% Tempranillo. Nose and palate are concentrated, massive dark fruit. Pure, but extremely rich. With some air, acidity emerges & some brightness & red fruit come to the front. Tannic & young.
Color rojo cereza, ribete violáceo bien vivo, capa algo alta y fina lágrima lenta, uniforme y suavemente tintada. Nariz de buena intensidad con aromas de fruta del bosque madura (grosellas, frambuesas y algo de moras), marcados tostados de la barrica con sensaciones de brasa pero que no se hacen muy pesados, suaves notas avainilladas, finos especiados, notas balsámicas moderadas con mentolados y algo de regaliz de palo, suaves sensaciones licorosas refrescantes, notas de chocolate y cacao, granos de café arábica, algo de hoja de tabaco sin cortar y un suave fondo en el que resurgen las notas de madera de la barrica. Notable entrada con una larga persistencia que no molesta, buen recorrido de cuerpo medio y algo de nervio, fruta negra madura bien sabrosa, suaves notas licorosas que suavizan las notorias sensaciones de tostados de la barrica, taninos algo rugosos, buena acidez, especias finas, frescos mentolados, buena intensidad y cierto volumen, muy buena textura, agradable y no resulta nada duro, buena persistencia. Final largo, postgusto de fruta roja madura y retronasal ahumado. Añada recién salida al mercado que se muestra más fina que la añada 2010, aunque una buena estancia en botella le sentará de maravilla.
More information: http://www.elvi.net/2013/12/20/%CF%88-psi-2011/
No formal notes taken. At a restaurant, p&p. Dense and big nose, with sweet & dark dense fruit, oak and vanilla, earth and touch of fine herbs. Some licorice and smoke came along with more air. On the palate this is rather sweet, big, round and full, fruit forward and accessible. Nothing to call home about, or go hunting for, but went fine with some good tapas tonight.
Double decanted about 3 hours before serving. This bottle is more closed in than before. Plums and earthiness in the initial nose and flavors, full mouth feel, full but soft round tannins in the mid-range and finish. Look forward to trying it again after it has been opened over night. So far, does much better on the second day. The rating is based on the first day's experience, have rated it more highly before.
Double decanted about 4 hours before serving with grilled, aged ribeye steak. Nose was more open than previous bottle with plums, black cherries, leather and oak; moderate tannins in the mid-range and a very good finish. A bit of a more modern, fruit forward style, but very good wine. Purchased a case for drinking over the next 3-6 years. However, it does need extended breathing. Even better the second day.
Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of raspberries, currants, berries, plums and a hint of dark chocolate. Rich flavors of plum, currants, black berries, black raspberries and a bit of black cherry. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold.
Did a wine tasting with 3 other wines and then had with beef/chicken/veggie shish kebobs When this was first opened the nose was grassy with slight berry and a spices. The taste was very smooth berry but not big the finish was was dry with slight tartness After it had decanted for several hours it was opening up nicely. The nose is again grassy but more berry. again not a big nose the taste is still a very smooth berry with a very nice smooth finish
Sometimes you open up a bottle and you go wow, it reminds you why you love wine and this one did it for me. It reminded me of the minerality u get with some Spanish wines, still tannic, fruit was hidden, but just smooth and excellent. short decant.
Served with grilled lamb chops. Double decanted about an hour before serving. Wine was completely closed in with suggestive nose, good mouth feel, but little in the way of consistent flavors. Will try again on second day. I think this wine needs at least a couple of years to begin emerging. NR
Much better the second day. Nose opened up to reveal dark cherry, spice, and leather, full mouth feel, soft tannins in the finish. The slight bitterness in the finish from day one had disappeared. Good length. This is going to be a very good Ribera del Duero, but does need some time. I will try again in 2-3 years. Served with grilled steak Florentine.