January 14, 2019 - dry cork needed help removing
cranberries and spanish earth predominant
length was a little short compared with the 2011 presumably from the difficult year
still, a delight this evening
December 27, 2018 - Not tired at all , got better during the evening. Stood up against Clos Erasmus 2006. Both very good and still alive...
September 30, 2017 - delivered more than expected given age. still young fruit notes, solid tannins and lively acidity.
September 4, 2017 - A bit pruny, tired, ends dry, this is 2003, although you do find some freshness also. I don't see it going anywhere. #Vega#KongHans
January 30, 2017 - Plums, dark cherries, game, tobacco. A structured, complex wine drinking beautifully now. Has a lovely mouthfeel and good length, with a drying finish. Still has many years in front of it.
December 2, 2016 - ChrisD's 40th: Blind. Pencil, blackcurrant, graphite, charcoal and cherry - quite a mix of old and new world character. The palate is nicely savoury, with the fruit feeling quite soft. Developing slowly, I think this will continue to improve over the next few years.
November 29, 2016 - Tuesday Night Double Blind $50+ (Alpharetta, GA): Very dark core with dull maroon rim; black pepper, tapenade, charred, granite?, good tannin, slightly wild, plum, wild berry, high toned, a bit warming from the higher alcohol but also higher acid; really surprised how this compared based on previous experience, this was totally different and it came from the same source; overall not a bad wine just not something I would ever think of as Ribera del Duero.
August 9, 2016 - It has been decanted for 6 hours in the original bottle.
On a nose then a sip, you can tell this is definitely a fine wine.
The wine is very well balanced with soft tannins, a bit of floral and vanilla on nose with herb, spice, cedar and much more, high complexity with long finish.
One drawback is the layer which is not too clear on palate.
Anyway, no wonder why it's one of the best Spanish wine.
Bought at $100.
March 26, 2016 - Mmm
November 5, 2015 - Sweet cedar and all kinds of other action on the nose. Great on the palate, long finish, drink now. Sadly, it is kinda worth the price.