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…in, at least more modern than the historical , in the Ribera , where many of the wines are , you can also find coupages with to offer some of the great wines of this area.
Do you have a favorite coupage? Do you know any "famous" coupage in other areas? Today we recommend 2 wines with seducing coupages:
Faustino I 1964
I Gran Reserva 1964
A mediocre vintage in the Ribera, and it shows, because while the nose offers a certain Old World funk, I would characterize the palate as unpleasantly stingy. (Dec. 14, 2013)
Luckily, back on track:
A fine, regal, nose, focused and clear, chiming in with green apples, peaches, slate, flowers, mint and …
2012 de Los Capellanes, , Ribera Duero
Made with a 100 percentfrom a blend of 40 parcels from high altitude to preserve freshness (650-800m), this is a joyful little wine. A core of bright red cherry fruit is lifted by notes of cloves and Asian spice thanks to five months in new French oak. Delicious by itself, I love the food-friendly element of this wine - it will really come to its own with lamb.
2010, Cuvée Classique ‘Ampodium…
…slightly chalky tannins and enough food-friendly acidity to make it enjoyable. Overall, this is a Ribera Click here to find this wine.wine made in a more modern style that all of my guests found pleasant and moderately complex. This is good juice for the money that's drinking nicely now that also has the potential to develop further with short-term cellaring.
2009 Malleolus Reserva
3), S.L., 2009 Malleolus Reserva ( $ 49): This …
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…Jonathan, he says something simple about wine that lands with profound resonance. This time Jonathan opened the seminar for thirty wine writers and members of the trade saying, "we study so we can discover and appreciate regions like Ribera Del Duero." Benchmarking field …, I spent a few hours at the at an energetic Ribera seminar and tasting. Jonathan Alsop runs the school and every time I am with
Garnet hue with enticing aromas of bright berries, undertones of light cigar box with a purity that one expects of a much more expensive wine.
Palate--Perfectly ripe tannins with bold, fruity berries with spicy nuances that defy the price point of this remarkable Tempranillo ( aka Tinto fino)!
This lovely super value wine is from the Ribera Del Deuro and cost me--sit down--$8! It's name PROTOS means "First"! In this case, its no exaggeration!
So how do they compare?
Just going from what I am tasting in the glass, the Ribera Del Duero is darker, more dramatic, and intense, with focused, concentrated notes of black licorice and very concentrated ripe black fruit. Think coffee grounds and best quality black licorice with a touch of exotic vanilla and you may sense the flavor. In an MW style blind tasting, I can almost …
…possibly from several years of aging in French and American oak.
In the main tasting room of the Mandarin Oriental hotel, several producers offered excellent examples of Ribera Del Duero wine, which is mostly made from Tempranillo. The law says it must contain 85%, yet most producers used 100% and aged the wine in mostly French oak.
Really nice showing of these absolutely delicious wines!