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2016 Villacreces Ribera Del DueroBlend from Spain

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"Finca Villacreces enjoy this name as it's the emblematic wine of the estate. With the meticulous selection, Finca Villacreces is elaborated from the 15 best treasured vine fro...

  • 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 92 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

93

A red that offers a wealth of plum, chocolate and walnut character. Smoky with redwood undertones. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to soften. Try after 2022.

92 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Finca Villacreces was produced to showcase the essence of the estate, mixing grapes from different soils fermented and aged separately and then blended into a combination of 88% Tempranillo, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot that fermented in concrete and oak vats and matured in 225- and 500-liter French oak barrels for 15 months. I was expecting more freshness here, but I found ripe black fruit and something earthy/organic reminiscent of peat and coal, plenty of fine-grained tannins and ripe and earthy flavors. It's still quite oaky. Surprisingly enough, the 2017 showed better... 71,242 bottles and 535 magnums produced. It was bottled in July 2018.

Product Description:

"Finca Villacreces enjoy this name as it's the emblematic wine of the estate. With the meticulous selection, Finca Villacreces is elaborated from the 15 best treasured vine from the estate. Hand harvested, double selection, destemmed, whole berry fermentation in tank with pigeage. Aged 14 months in new French oak. Inky purple, it has an expressive bouquet of mocha/expresso, pain grille, graphite, wild blueberrys, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, full-flavored, plush wine with layers of spicy black fruits, is perceived its varieties complexity. Balanced, long after taste with smoky hints. " - The Winery

Product Detail

Item # 121219
Country Spain
Region Castille and Leon
Sub-Region Ribera del Duero
Ratings

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

92 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather