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Monte Llano Tempranillo 2018

Monte Llano Tempranillo 2018

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Monte Llano Tempranillo 2018

Tasting: Bright and fresh with flavours of black cherry, red berries and soft vanillan tannin.

Bodega: Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging: 6 months in American oak

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Ramírez de la Piscina Reserva 2016

Ramírez de la Piscina Reserva 2016

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Ramírez de la Piscina Reserva 2016 

Tasting: Traditional reserva Rioja at its finest. A nose of subtle yet rich purple berries, notes of lilac and lavender. The palate is rich and sumptuous, blackberries, dusky blueberry compote, incense, baking spices and perfectly poised, and balanced vanilla and cedar from judicious use of oak.  

Bodega: Bodegas Ramírez de la Piscina

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging:  18 months in French and American oak followed by 24 months in bottle 

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol: 14%

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Romántica Crianza Tinto Fino 2018

Romántica Crianza Tinto Fino 2018

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Romántica Crianza Tinto FIno 2018

Tasting: Deliciousness in a bottle from Bardos. Winemaker Raúl Acha makes wine in this inhospitable part of the Duero Valley because as he states “To make daring wines, one must be surrounded by daring people”. Medium bodied, rich dark fruit, black plum, cassis, and cedar with tobacco and fresh leather.

Bodega: Bardos

Region: Ribera del Duero

Grape: Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)

Aging: 14 months in French oak

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Solaz Tempranillo Bio 2018

Solaz Tempranillo Bio 2018

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Solaz Bio Tempranillo 2018

Tasting: Intense red berry fruit with fruits of the forest notes in support. Organically grown, made, and certified.

Bodega: Bodegas Osborne

Region: V.T. de Castilla

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging: Stainless steel

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 13%

Closure: Cork

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Rubiejo Barrica Tinto Fino 2018

Rubiejo Barrica Tinto Fino 2018

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Rubiejo Barrica Tinto Fino 2018

Tasting: Upper medium bodied, expressive, with an explosion of raspberries, cherries, as well notes of vanilla and coffee. The palate is fresh, broad and pleasant, the finish is long and meaty.

Bodega: Bodegas Alto Sotillo

Region: D.O. Ribera del Duero

Grape: Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)

Aging: 6 months in new and semi new American and French oak

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Ibai Alde Crianza 2018

Ibai Alde Crianza 2018

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Ibai Alde Crianza 2018

Tasting: Classic crianza Rioja, bright and brash red fruit led by strawberries and red-currants, concentrated red plum and cedar spice.

Bodega: Bodegas Ramírez de la Piscina

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging: 15 months in French and American Oak, followed by 8 months in bottle

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Edición Limitada Crianza 2017

Edición Limitada Crianza 2017

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Edición Limitada Crianza 2017

Tasting: From a classic producer of fine, elegant Rioja, the Edición Limitada is an alternative expression of fruit used to make their flagship ‘Mirto’ wine. The palate is long and intense with beautifully balanced acidity and polished tannins. It has pronounced black fruit, plums, blackberries, piquant spices and notes of dark cacao nibs.  

Bodega: Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging: 15 months in new French oak, then a further 12 months in bottle.

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork



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Hacienda López de Haro Gran Reserva 2009

Hacienda López de Haro Gran Reserva 2009

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Hacienda López de Haro Gran Reserva 2009

Tasting: Elegant, complex and refined, lashings of dried mature blackcurrant and bramble fruit with delicate spices, cassia bark, star anise and angelica. Although a very classic oak driven Gran Reserva, it is well balanced, with exceptionally plush texture and balance.  

Bodega: Bodega Classica

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo, Graciano

Aging: 30 months in French and American oak, followed by 36 months in bottle

Vintage: 2009

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Baluarte Roble Tempranillo 2019

Baluarte Roble Tempranillo 2019

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Baluarte Roble Tempranillo 2019

Tasting: Aromas of strawberry blossom, with a palate of red berry fruits, and toasted cedar.

Bodega: Bodegas Chivite

Region: D.O. Navarra

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging: 3 months in American oak

Vintage: 2019

Alcohol: 13%

Closure: Screw cap

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Solaz Tempranillo Shiraz 2018

Solaz Tempranillo Shiraz 2018

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Solaz Tempranillo Shiraz 2018

Tasting: Vibrant with distinct blackberry, blueberry and cherry notes with slightly spicy hints. These fruity notes are followed to a velvety and voluminous palate, leading to a long and pleasant finish.

Bodega: Bodegas Osborne

Region: V.T. de Castilla

Grape: Tempranillo, Shiraz

Aging: 2 months in large format old oak

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 13.5%

Closure: Cork

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Clea Reserva 2016

Clea Reserva 2016

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Clea Reserva 2016

Tasting: Great aromatic intensity and notes of mature dark fruits, chocolate and smoky aromas. Delicious bramble fruit, full bodied, powerful and fleshy, firm tannins, fine acidity and lingering finish.

Bodega: Bardos

Region: D.O. Ribera del Duero

Grape: Tempranillo (Tinto Fino), Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging:  16 months in new French oak

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol 14.5%

Closure: Cork

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Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2017

Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2017

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Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2017

Tasting: Medium bodied, a nose of vanilla, red and black fruits leading to a palate of beautifully balanced oak, acidity and fruit, blackberries, cassis, coconut, graphite and bay leaf

Bodega: Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Region: D.O.Ca

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging: 14 months in American oak followed by 12 months in bottle

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol: 13.5%

Closure: Cork

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Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva 2012

Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva 2012

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Ramón Bilbao Gran Reserva 2012

Tasting: Everything you’d expect from classic Gran Reserva Rioja, aromatic and complex with a palate of blackberries, redcurrant, cherries, nutmeg and vanilla.

Bodega: Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo

Aging: 30 months in American oak, followed by 36 months in bottle

Vintage: 2011

Alcohol: 14% 

Closure: Cork

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El Primer Beso Tinto Fino 2018

El Primer Beso Tinto Fino 2018

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El Primer Beso Tinto Fino 2018

Tasting: The outstanding wines of Alejandro Moyano are as poetic to drink as the labels and their names would suggest. An award-winning winery, self-sufficient and completely off the electricity and water supplies vinifies the organically grown Tinto Fino – the local name for Tempranillo – with the minimum of handling. El Primer Beso – The First Kiss – is certified organic, medium bodied with oodles of soft, ripe, morello cherry fruit, raspberry, and lovely underlying graphite minerality.

Bodega: Bodegas y Viñedos Valdemonjas

Region: D.O. Ribera del Duero

Grape: Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)

Aging: 6 months in cement tanks

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Lealtanza Gran Reserva 2010

Lealtanza Gran Reserva 2010

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Lealtanza Gran Reserva 2010

Tasting: Powerful and refined Gran Reserva from Rioja Alta. This intensely concentrated wine is rich and elegant with pronounced flavours of black forest berries, cassis, cedar, and spiced and toasty vanillan oak.

Bodega: Bodegas Altanza

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging: 27 months in French and American oak followed by 36 months in bottle

Vintage: 2010

Closure: Cork

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Vendimia Seleccionada 2019

Vendimia Seleccionada 2019

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Vendimia Seleccionada 2019

Tasting: Rioja of great typicity, and outstanding value. Silky and plush texture reveals beautifully expressive blueberry fruit, supple hedgerow berries and well balanced vanillan oak.

Bodega: Bodegas y Viñedos Zuazo Gastón

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo, Mazuelo

Aging: 6 months in American oak

Vintage: 2019

Alcohol: 13%

Closure: Cork

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Ramírez de la Piscina Crianza 2018

Ramírez de la Piscina Crianza 2018

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Ramírez de la Piscina Crianza 2018

Tasting:  Medium bodied, this is an attractive wine that has been barrel-aged, and combines both youthful and mature characteristics. Cherry-red in colour with violet notes. On the nose there is a good balance between ripe fruit and quality wood. This balance is also present on the palate where wood, alcohol and tannin combine with spicy vanilla resulting from a touch of delicate oak. A long finish with a pronounced concentration.

Bodega: Ramírez de la Piscina

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging: French and American oak barrels for 16 months, then in bottle for another 12 months

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 14.5%

Closure: Cork

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Calzadilla Opta 2016

Calzadilla Opta 2016

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Calzadilla Opta 2016

Tasting: D.O. Vino de Pago is a single site appellation, awarded to estates of exceptional, consistent excellence. Upper medium bodied with intense notes of red cherry and raspberry, spiced nutmeg, cloves and toasted oak notes. Voluminous with fantastic length.

Bodega: Bodegas Uribes Madera

Region: D.O. Pago Calzadilla (Castilla-La Mancha)

Grape: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Syrah

Aging: 12 months in French and American oak

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol: 14.5%

Closure: Cork

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Ramón Bilbao Reserva 2015

Ramón Bilbao Reserva 2015

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Ramón Bilbao Reserva 2015

Tasting: Everything a traditional reserva Rioja should be. Intense aromas of fresh red and black fruit with sweet spices, vanilla and brioche, the palate, luxuriously silky, delivers cassis, blackcurrants, black cherry, incense laden spices and forthright but perfectly balanced tannin.

Bodega: Bodegas Ramón Bilbao

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano

Aging: 20 months in American oak followed by 20 months in bottle

Vintage: 2015

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Hancienda López de Haro Rosado 2019

Hancienda López de Haro Rosado 2019

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Hacienda López de Haro Rosado 2019

Tasting: Super fresh and crisp rosado, nodding its hat to Provence. Light, pink blossom on the nose, summer berries race across the palate. 

Bodega: Bodegas Classica

Region: D.O.Ca Rioja

Grape: Garnacha, Tempranillo

Aging: Stainless steel

Vintage: 2019

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Vega Demara Tempranillo 2018

Vega Demara Tempranillo 2018

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Vega Demara Tempranillo 2018

Tasting: Medium bodied with cherries and violets on the nose, revealing a palate of intense red berry fruit.

Bodega: Vega Demara

Region: D.O. La Mancha

Grape: Tempranillo

Aging: Stainless steel

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 13.5%

Closure: Screw cap

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Rubiejo Crianza Tinto Fino 2017

Rubiejo Crianza Tinto Fino 2017

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Rubiejo Crianza Tinto Fino 2017

Tasting: A wine of intensity and structure, powerful flavours of wild red berries, enhanced by vanilla and toffee flavours, with a long and complex finish.

Bodega: Bodegas Alto Sotillo 

Region: Ribera del Duero

Grape: Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)

Aging: 14 months in French and American oak

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol: 14%

Closure: Cork

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Protos Gran Reserva 2011

Protos Gran Reserva 2011

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Protos Gran Reserva 2011

Tasting: Bodegas Protos were founded in 1927, they were instrumental in the foundation of the the Ribera del Duero appellation, their wines speak of the very essence of traditional winemaking in the region. Expressive and extremely complex, cocoa, red berry fruits and tobacco aromas complement a rich palate of concentrated, muscular raspberry fruit, with cedar, spice and fresh leather. Powerful wine built to age, 2011 is in a beautiful drinking window currently

Bodega: Bodegas Protos

Region: D.O. Ribera del Duero

Grape: Tempranillo (Tinto Fino)

Aging: 24 months in French and American oak, followed by 36 months in bottle

Vintage: 2011

Alcohol: 13.5%

Closure: Cork

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Massimo 2018

Massimo 2018

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Massimo 2018

Tasting: Comprising of almost all Mencía with just a dash of Tempranillo and Sousón, this expressive, light bodied wine captures the very essence of Ribeira Sacra, grown on slopes above the River Sil so vertiginous they can only be worked by hand. Flavours of blueberries, blackcurrants, and herbs with fresh, lifted acidity.

Bodega: Viña D’Mateo

Region: D.O. Ribeira Sacra

Grape: Mencía, Tempranillo, Sousón

Aging: Stainless steel on lees

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol: 13.5%

Closure: Cork

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