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Condado De Haza Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - This rich red shows a deep core of plum, bramble and mineral, with notes of loam and game that impart a savory character. Solid tannins...
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Convento De Las Claras Ribera Del Duero 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - (aged for eight months in new French oak): Saturated ruby. Smoky, expansive aromas of candied cherry, rose and pipe tobacco. Silky,...
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Convento De Las Claras Ribera Del Duero Heritage 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - The top cuvée in terms of value is the 2012 Las Claras Heritage. Made from 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and aged 18 months in a...
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Miguel Torres Ribera Del Duero Celeste 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A polished texture carries reserved but harmonious flavors of black cherry, licorice, smoke, tar and mineral in this rather austere red....
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Numanthia Termes 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2012 Termes is pure Tinta de Toro (aka Tempranillo) from a number of vineyards on sandy and stony soils aged in 30% new barrels for...
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Telmo Rodriguez Toro Dehesa Gago 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2012 Gago is pure Tempranillo from traditionally-farmed vineyards fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in a mixture of...
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Teso La Monja Almirez 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Almirez (a 1,000-case cuvée of 100% Tinta de Toro) was aged 14 months in French oak. This sensational wine comes from vines...
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Teso La Monja Romanico 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2012 Romanico (1,500 cases produced) is made from 100% Tinta de Toro (the local name for Tempranillo), and is aged for six months in...

2012 Castilla Y Leon Tempranillo

The ancient, arid and beautiful region of Castilla y Leon is the largest in Spain, and amongst the largest single 'regions' in any country of Europe. It has been famed throughout the centuries for its architecture, its people, its art and literature, and not least for its characterful and flavorful wines, which capture the beating heart and passion of Spain and Spanish culture. Castilla y Leon is essentially a vast plateau, and is extremely dry, with a poor soil structure which one might think would make viticulture difficult, if not impossible. However, Castilla y Leon has plenty of native grape varietals which are able to stretch their roots deep underground, to tap into the moisture and minerals which can be found there.
There are plenty of notable native Spanish grapes which have made a big impression on the wine world at large, but none are as renowned or as widely loved as the Tempranillo varietal. This black skinned grape has been used for wine making for centuries, with several ancient civilizations noticing the fact that it is highly versatile and holds some delicious flavors and aromas, perfect for those looking for a powerful yet elegant grape for their wines. Tempranillo often causes winemakers some trouble, however, as it is highly susceptible to many diseases. Despite this, plenty continue to persevere with this varietal, as it is perfect for producing delicious and complex single variety and blended wines, packed full of classic Spanish flavors and plenty of aromatic and intense surprises.