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Bodegas Muriel Rioja Gran Reserva 2005 750ml

Rated 90 - Dried cherry, licorice, tobacco and tea flavors mingle in this maturing red. The texture is round and polished, with a light grip and...
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Bodegas Ordonez Vatan Tinta De Toro 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - I also tasted the just-bottled 2013 Vatan, from a completely different vintage that despite the cooler growing season, achieved 2% more...
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Bodegas Protos Ribera Del Duero Gran Reserva 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2010 Gran Reserva matured in barrel for 18 months. I always expect this wine to have a more classical profile, but in fact it's...
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Bodegas Ramon Bilbao Rioja Mirto 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 Mirto is a completely different animal, darker in color, with the smoky and toasted aromas of the oak in the foreground and the...
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Bodegas Tridente Tempranillo 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Glass-staining ruby. Highly perfumed black and blue fruit, incense and violet aromas pick up a suggestion of five-spice powder with air....
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Bodegas Tridente Tempranillo Entresuelos 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Bright violet. Smoke-accented aromas of ripe cherry, blueberry, licorice and allspice, with a subtle mocha quality emerging slowly....

Tempranillo

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.