Thursday, 28 August 2008

Spanish

Drank a bottle of Ribera del Duero last night at a tapas restaurant in Sheffield with Anna, Chris, Toni and Ronny. It was all you can eat for ten pounds.
My first drop of wine from this region so very excited.
An area not as famous as Rioja which everyone has heard of, yet there are some very famous and expensive wines produced here just up the river from the famous port producing areas of Douro.
2004 Portia Ribera del Duero
Made from 100% Tempranillo grapes. The wine we tried was a nice dark black cherry red in colour with rich dark fruit flavours and complexity added from the considerable time spent in american oak barrels. The bottle aging has been well spent and the result is a very smooth wine with great savoury length.
90/100


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