Finca Villacreces Ribera del Duero 2017

Finca Villacreces Ribera del Duero 2017

 

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Finca Villacreces
Ribera del Duero 2017
  • Vintage : 2017
  • Country : Spain
  • Region : Ribera del Duero
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style : Rich and Spicy
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 86% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 92 2012
ST Stephen Tanzer 91 2007
WS Wine Spectator 90 2006
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Inky purple, with an expressive bouquet of mocha and espresso, toast, graphite, wild blueberry and blackberry liqueur.

This is followed by a full-bodied, full-flavoured, plush wine with layers of complex, spicy black fruits.

The finish is long and balanced, with hints of smoke.

Located in Quintanilla de Onesimo, the stunning estate was purchased by Lalo Anton of Izadi in 2003 and the resulting wines, made by winemaker Angél Ortega, are deep, dark and focused in style.

The vineyards are now farmed organically, with canopy management and natural treatments used instead of artificial chemicals. The myriad combinations of sand, gravel, shingle and quartz soils encourage low vigor in the vines (yields are around three tons per hectare) and different flavor profiles in the grapes.

75% of the vineyards are planted with Tempranillo (mostly on sand, which gives an attractive fleshiness to the wines), with 15% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon (mostly on the quartz and shingle, giving more mineral complexity).

"Nebro" is the 1.2 hectare site of the estate’s oldest (80+ years) Tempranillo vines (just three meters from Vega Sicilia), from which the single vineyard, special cuvee is produced only in exceptional vintages.

Robert Parker (RP) : 92 Points (2012)
The 2012 Finca Villacreces is fresher and more balanced than the 2011, a little closed and serious at first. It took time to unfurl aromas of red and black cherries, subtle spices, and hints of elegance and complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and good acidity, making it quite enjoyable and accessible. 40,000 bottles.

Stephen Tanzer (ST) : 91 Points (2007)
By Josh Raynolds. Opaque ruby. Expressive bouquet of dark berries, cherry pit and mocha, with a smoky overtone. Supple, suave and seamless, with appealing sweetness to its blackcurrant and floral pastille flavors. Finishes with smooth, building tannins and a lingering note of bitter chocolate.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 90 Points (2006)
This sleek red shows cranberry, cherry, tobacco and orange peel notes over firm tannins. Lively and expressive, with a bright floral finish.

Finca Villacreces Pruno Ribera del Duero 2019
Finca Villacreces Pruno Ribera del Duero 2019
Finca Villacreces
Pruno Ribera del Duero 2019
WS
90
RP
90
W&S
91
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