Telmo Rodriguez Pago La Jara
Valenciso Reserva Rioja
Ripe plum, tar, leather and spice. The palate shows sour cherries, dried fig, white pepper and significant tannins carry the finish.
Remelluri Reserva Tempranillo
Cedar, touches of tobacco and glac cherry on the nose. The palate is gentle and medium bodied, very savoury, showing dark cherries, vanilla, black olives and nuttiness. A classy wine.
Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Pesquera Reserva
Pesquera is one of the legendary Estates of Spain. It was under this label that Alejandro Fernández made the 100% Tempranillo wines that first launched the Ribera del Duero region on to the world stage. He established Pesquera in 1972 and the resulting critical acclaim was instrumental in the Ribera de Duero receiving official D.O. status in 1982. 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo). Aged for 30 months in oak barrels and then 12 months in the bottle. A fabulous Reserva with intense aromatics of ripe plum, wood spice and leather.
Rosabrook Single Vineyard Tempranillo
An excellent single vineyard expression from the Margaret River region. This Tempranillo matches perfectly with beef.
Dominio de Pingus Psi
Psi is Peter Sissecks homage to the old, under-appreciated growers of Ribera del Duero. He has sought out the best of the best, arming them with his biodynamic approach and bringing life back to these ancient vineyards. Pingus represents the search for the ultimate expression of Tempranillo, Psi the search for the soul of Ribera del Duero.
Vina Pedrosa 2014 La Navilla Reserva
Vina Pedrosa is one of the most prestigeous wineries in Spain. This wine is a 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) cask aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (Allier). The wine is coming from a plot called La Navilla. It is an exceptional parcel, where the authentic clone of Tinto Fino grafted from the old vineyards of the Pérez Pascuas brothers, reaches its maximum extent and singularity. At of 844 meters altitude over sea level, it leads to a very special microclimate. La Navilla is a very fresh wine.
Castillo de Cuzcurri Cuzcurrita Senorio de Cuzcurrita Tempranillo
Fruit is de-stemmed, hand sorted and basket pressed with gravity pump overs. Malo takes place in barrel after fermentation in stainless foudre, and ageing is in 1/3 each new, one and two year old barriques. After ageing, theassembly is rested in large concrete for a few months prior to bottling. A twitch of dark herb runs through blackberry fruitfulness on nose and palate. Theres a touch of roof brick, dark mulch and river soil all adding a sense of place. Gently structured, soft mid-palate tannin runs into gentle acidity typical of this producer and of the cold soils out west of Haro under the Obarenes. Balance is excellent, with nice movement and great elegance.