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Cillar De Silos Ribera Del Duero 2012 375ml

Rated 91 - The 2012 Crianza has a great combination of flowers, aromatic herbs, perfectly integrated oak and good freshness. The palate is...
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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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Dehesa De Los Canonigos Ribera Del Duero Crianza 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Deep ruby. Complex scents of cherry, blackcurrant, violet and licorice, with slow-building smokiness and a strong vanilla nuance. Sappy...
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Hacienda Monasterio Ribera Del Duero 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - The current vintage for the crianza is 2012. The 2012 Crianza, from a dry vintage, resulted much fresher than expected, fresher than...
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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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Sardonia Qs2 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2012 Qs2 is mostly Tempranillo complemented by 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and small percentages of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Syrah, from...
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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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Tinto Pesquera Reserva Tempranillo 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Vibrant ruby. Musky, deeply pitched cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by licorice, dried flowers and smoked meat. Sweet,...

2012 Castilla Y Leon Spain

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.

Ever since the Phoenicians and Romans brought their knowledge of vine cultivation to Spanish soils, the country's culture has grown alongside wine production, with wine being a vital part of Spanish identity and Spanish traditions. Each region of Spain has a wine quite distinct from the others, and it is produced by smallholders and families as much as it is by large companies and established wineries. From the relatively mild and lush regions of La Rioja to the arid plateaus that surround Madrid, grapes are grown in abundance for the now booming Spanish wine industry, and new laws and regulations have recently been put in place to keep the country's standards high. By combining traditional practices with modern technology, Spanish wineries are continuing to produce distinctive wines of great character, flavor and aroma, with the focus shifting in recent decades to quality over quantity.