Nebro 2009

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125.00 €
Price suggested by:
(Finca Villacreces)
Red wine (100% Tempranillo)
Finca Villacreces
Ribera del Duero
Spain
Year: 2009

 Selectus Wines Tasting Panel
 3rd September 2013

This is one of the Ribera del Duero’s revelations of recent years. The bodega, bordering the most renowned properties in the region, is located on the famous “Golden Mile” where the road cuts through names that dazzle on wine lists around the world. This is where the Finca Villacreces estate, now belonging to the Artevino Group (2004), was created, its name catapulted into international markets due to the quality of its wines and their incredible value for money. Belonging to the Antón family and considered the “little jewel” of the Group, the estate covers 115 hectares of which 64 are vineyards, where most of the grapes grown are Tinta Fina. They make three different red wines which combine tradition and technology, elegance and sobriety.

Appearance

Intense cherry red with garnet tones. Very attractive. Fine tears.

Nose

Very expressive, with tremendous concentration of fruit. Aromas of black fruit, liquorice and light varnish. These disappear and give way to cocoa and coffee liqueur.

Palate

Well armed tannin, robust yet elegant. Noticeable aromas of fairly ripe black fruit. Nice across the palate, sweet and with a very long finish. Flavorsome and more powerful than it is refined.

Comment

Less than 2,400 bottles have been produced of this magnificent example of the 2009 vintage. This is the bodega’s most ambitious single vineyard wine, captivating anyone who tries it. It has been made solely from Tinta Fina grapes from old vines and aged for 14 months in fine grained French oak barrels. This wine is only produced in exceptional vintages and we promise that it does not disappoint one bit. It is delicious, extremely vigorous and very, very long. The jewel of the “little jewel” of the Artevino Group can start hobnobbing with its award-winning and recognized neighbours. Definitely to be followed from now on. It can be enjoyed now but will develop extremely well over the next five years. No rush.

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