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Ribera del Duero Reserva 2009

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5 case(s) available *Commander maintenant*
Product code Product code 253914
Format Format 6x750ml
Listing type Listing type Speculative
Status Status Available
Country Country Spain
Regulated designation Regulated designation Denominación de origen (DO)
Region Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Appellation Ribera del Duero
Classification Classification Denominación de origen (DO)
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Tempranillo
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Merlot
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Petit Verdot
Color Color Red
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Ribera del Duero Reserva  2009

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June 2010

According to Peter Sisseck, the 2009 Reserva is “?the best we’ve ever made”. Tasted from a barrel sample, it is a blend of 75% Tempranillo with the balance Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. The nose offers up cedar, spice box, lavender, incense, black cherry, and black currant. Layered and opulent on the palate, this is a very promising effort that will require 5-7 years of cellaring following release. It should have a 25 year lifespan.

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Ribera del Duero Cosecha 2012

Castilla y Leon, Spain

50484 | 6x750ml | Spec

7 case(s) available

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- 94 Points -

Wine Advocate, October 2015

The current vintage for the crianza is 2012. The 2012 Crianza, from a dry vintage, resulted much fresher than expected, fresher than 2009 and 2011 in fact. The vines are dry-farmed and were planted some 22 years ago, and you might say they have matured by now. The approximate mixture of grapes in their vineyards is mostly Tempranillo with some 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Malbec, and it's more or less the blend in this wine. The Cabernet works well, providing finesse and some acidity to the Tempranillo. Merlot does not work that well, and they are regrafting it to Cabernet and Malbec, so in future vintages there will be less of it. The wine matured in 20% new French oak barrels for some 20 months. There are no traces of the barriques and the nose took me to the Riberas of yesteryear, with some subtle rusticity; it's ripe without excess and there's good balance between fruit, spices and perhaps something earthy. The palate is extremely balanced, medium-bodied with very fine tannins, tasty, approachable and long. This could very well be the best crianza ever produced at Monasterio. This has to be one of the bargains of the vintage in Ribera, given the quality it delivers.

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Ribera del Duero Cosecha 2012



Hacienda Monasterio is a beautiful 160 hectare estate in the Ribera del Duero. Located between Pesquera and Vega Sicila's Valbuena de Duero, it is in a prime location on Ribera's "Golden Mile". The winemaking team of Peter Sisseck and Carlos de la Fuente have been with Monasterio since its inception. While Peter Sisseck is of course most famous for his cult Ribera del Duero wine Pingus, he devotes the same care and attention to Monasterio.

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