Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial 2015

 

Produced from a selection of the best grapes from Abadia Retuerta’s vineyards, this deep coloured, complex red combines the richness of Tempranillo, the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon and the strength of Syrah. The nose is fresh and vibrant, full of ripe black and red fruits combined with lingering notes of balsamic, liquorice and sweet oak wood. The full bodied, creamy palate is structured by smooth tannins, juicy ripe fruits and a hint of cedar. 2011 was one of Abadía Retuerta’s best ever vintages, delivering a style of wine that can be drunk with pleasure right now or left to develop further complexities over the next few years.

 

Grape: 75% Tempranillo 15% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Other

Region: Vina de la Tierra de Castilla y León

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £29.45 per bottle

Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial

Franck Massard Humilitat 2015

 

A dark red ruby colour with vibrant purple tinges. Savoury nose mingled with violet and freshly gathered red berries, supported by a light touch of wood. Finely textured tannins, a seamless structure, certain minerality (graphite) interacting with the vivid fruit and a long silky finish.

 

Grape: 50% Garnacha 50% Cariñena 

Region: Priorat

Abv: 15%

Size: 75cl

Price: £24.95 per bottle

Franck Massard Humilitat

Ramon Bilbao Monte Llano Tinto 2016

 

Red violet colour, with purple hues. On the nose the wine leaves subtle aromas of ripe fruits (blackcurrants, raspberries). On the palate it is fresh, structured and very fruity.

 

Grape: 100% Tempranillo 

Region: Rioja

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £10.45 per bottle

Ramon Bilbao Monte Llano Tinto

Jean Leon 3055 2018

 

The wine has been aged for 12 months in French oak lending a toast, coconut and spicy character to the full bodied red fruit flavours. Well structured tannins guarantee a long life in bottle.

 

Grape: 50% Merlot 50% Petit Verdot

Region: Penedés

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £17.65 per bottle

Jean Leon 3055 Merlot Petit Verdot

Hugonell Crianza 2015/2016/2017

 

This is a beautifully rounded wine - the oak has allowed it to soften a touch and pick up subtle vanilla and spice notes while preserving most of its youthful fruit.

 

Grape: 90% Tempranillo 5%, Garnacha 5%, Mazuelo 

Region: Rioja

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £10.75 per bottle

Hugonell Crianza

Xose Lois Sebio Superhero 2015/2016/2017

 

A layered fragrant blend highlighting notes of violet, black fruits, figs and plums, combined with subtle hints of black pepper and mineral tones. Elegant and expansive on the palate, offering fine tannins with a balancing freshness. The rich yet vibrant finish is wonderfully intense and long.

 

Grape: 35% Other Varieties 20%, Ferrol 20%, Sousón 15%, Caiño Longo 10%, Bastardo 

Region: Galicia

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £25.35 per bottle

Xose Lois Sebio Superhero

Ribera del Dureo Pesquera Crianza 2015/2016

 

Made by the fantastic winemaker, Alejandro Fernandez who has been a major contributor to the success of Ribera del Duero wines in recent years. This oaked red wine is made from 100% Tempranillo (Tinta del Pais) grapes from 40-year-old vines, and aged for 18 months in oak. Bright ruby red, it has smokey, leathery aromas followed by black fruits and spicy notes on the palate. Firm silky tannins with integated oak spice and a refined elegant finish.

 

Grape: 100% Tempranillo 

Region: Ribera del Duero

Abv: 14.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £24.85 per bottle

Ribera del Dureo Pesquera Crianza

Ribera del Dureo Pesquera Reserve 2012/2013

 

Alejandro Fernandez set up Pesquera Bodega in Ribera del Duero in 1972 and has gone on to produce some of the regions best wines. Attractive ripe cherry colour with lively ruby coloured glints. An elegant wine with a velvety mouthfeel and an abundance of aromatic nuances and black fruits such as damson, blackcurrant and blueberries. There are hints of well seasoned fruit, rich hints of cocoa and vanilla. A complex wine which reveals many layers to this wine and an incredibly long finish.

 

Grape: 100% Tempranillo 

Region: Ribera del Duero

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £35.85 per bottle

Ribera del Dureo Pesquera Reserve

Haciendael Ternero Reserve 2011/2012

 

Hacienda el Ternero have made this fantastically concentrated Reserva from a blend of 95% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo. They create barrels just for this wine from French oak which have had a special toast for 26 minutes to impart the desired flavour. Concentrated black fruits and chocolate on the nose. The palate is full bodied with blackberries, black olives, dark chocolate, balsamic and wild herb notes. Grippy tannins balanced with the fresh acidity which is a characteristic of the area.

 

Grape: 95% Tempranillo 5% Mazuelo

Region: Rioja

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £26.55 per bottle

Haciendael Ternero Reserve

Tierra de Los Santos Seleccion Especial 2016

 

This superb Garnacha from the Extremadura area of Spain has intense bramble fruit aromas on the nose. The palate is supple and round with delicious sweet blackberry, cherry and plum notes combined with chocolate and a herbal character. Chewy tannins and a fresh acidity give structure to the wine which finishes long and fruity.

 

Grape: 100% Garnacha

Region: Extremadura

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £9.65 per bottle

Tierra de Los Santos Seleccion Especial

Monfil Old Vine 2017/2018

 

Made from 35 year old vines in Carinena, this is an elegant wine with a prominence of concentrated black fruit aromas on the nose. A classic Garnacha, bursting full of blackcurrants, blackberries and plum. The palate is velvety and smooth with silky tannins and exceptional length.

 

Grape: 100% Garnacha

Region: Carinena

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £9.85 per bottle

Monfil Old Vine Garnacha

Pardo Bodgeas LaOsa 2015

 

Intense ruby and garnet colour. At first the aromas is full of powerful fruit but then develops into toasted notes, dried fruit and spices. On the palate it is silky, medium-bodied yet powerful with a fresh mineral finish.

 

Grape: 100% Mencia

Region: Bierzo

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £23.45 per bottle

Pardo Mencia Bodgeas LaOsa

Finca Amalia 2017

 

Intense aroma of ripe fruit, peach and plum compotes with spicy and toasted notes. Perfect balance of fruit and tannins. Full bodied, complex and flavoursome with a long, persistent finish.

 

Grape: 100% Tempranillo

Region: Rioja

Abv: 13%

Size: 75cl

Price: £13.15 per bottle

Finca Amalia

Franck Massard El Brindis DO 2016

 

Clear lively ruby colour wine. Its intriguing contrast between the somewhat “reserved” tones of the Carignan grape variety and a vibrant combination of red berries and Mediterranean herbs such as thyme and Timut pepper can be appreciated. Seductive palate with polished tannins, juicy freshly squeezed blackberries fragrance and a whiff of juniper berries.

 

Grape: 60% Carinena 40% Garnacha  

Region: Montsant

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £15.75 per bottle

Franck Massard El Brindis DO Montsant

Fincas de Azabache 2017/2018

 

The Aldeanueva winery in the heart of Rioja is well known for its wines. A vibrant, unoaked and supple red, made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes grown in the dry Baja region of Rioja. This plummy, soft seductive wine exhibits typical Tempranillo character of red fruits such as cherry, raspberry and plum with notes of liquorice and finishes soft and rounded.

 

Grape: 100% Garnacha 

Region: Rioja

Abv: 14%

Size: 75cl

Price: £9.75 per bottle

Fincas de Azabache Garnacha Tinto

Hacienda El Ternero Torno Crianza 2014/2015

 

The name `Torno` stems from the old Monastery; the monks would place food and clothing onto the base of a rotating door which they would turn 'torno' so that the people outside could get to them without looking out. 100% Tempranillo, this fantastic Crianza was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels before resting in bottle. The nose is perfumed with violets and cherries. The palate is fresh and structured with notes of black fruits with spices and hints of caramel from the oak influence on the finish.

 

Grape: 100% Tempranillo 

Region: Rioja

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £14.35 per bottle

Hacienda El Ternero Torno Rioja Crianza

Bodegas Taron 2017/2018

 

This supple and fruity red from Bodegas Taron is made from 100% Tempranillo. Bright ruby red in colour with fresh black fruits on the nose. The palate is juicy with lots cherry, plum and bramble fruit flavours combined with a fresh acidity, soft tannins and a long, fruity finish.

 

Grape: 100% Tempranillo 

Region: Rioja

Abv: 13%

Size: 75cl

Price: £10.55 per bottle

Bodegas Taron Tempranillo Rioja

Heredad de Tejada Tinto 2018

 

Fresh, fruity Rioja from old vines, all raspberry and liquorice, with a touch of herbaceousness on the nose.

 

Grape: 100% Tempranillo 

Region: Rioja

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

Price: £13.45 per bottle

Heredad de Tejada Tinto

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