Castilla La Mancha, Spain

Descendientes de José Palacios

Pétalos Bierzo Mencía 2020


Love this stuff - love this grape, big fan of Alvaro Palacios… perfumed nose of red fruit and flowers, red flowers, and gentle spices. Smooth graceful on the palate, elegantly structured, generous red berried fruit, spice, licorice all wrapped in velvet — 15 days ago

Tom, Ira and 9 others liked this

Bodegas Numanthia

Numanthia Toro Tempranillo 2006

Masculine, still pretty tannic, acidity provides freshness.
Dark fruit, cocoapowder, coffee grounds, charred oak, bbq, ferrous minerality.
Holding up very well, cruising through midlife.
— 20 days ago

Shay, Jan and 10 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano

This is an moment to remember, because we don’t often drink two bottles during dinner 🤣 but this high altitude Rioja is a very fine and elegant example of the true purity from the Tempranillo grape. Love it! — 3 days ago

Martijn, Martijn and 6 others liked this

Marqués de Riscal

Reserva Herederos del Marques de Riscal Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Ming L

Always solid with great price to boot. Raspberry, ripe plum, prune, nutmeg, coconut, and light black pepper. Juicy palate with fresh acidity and mellow tannins. — 8 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2012

Ming L

Bouquet of cinnamon, anise, fig, and worn leather commingled herb-scented red and dark cherry. Rich yet gentle palate with silky texture. Soft elegant tannins coats the mouth like wearing baby cashmere.

This is a bit more advanced than I thought it would be at 10 years - not a complain.

100% Tempranillo, 2012 is the first vintage without Merlot.
— 10 days ago

Bob, Severn and 2 others liked this

Marqués de Cáceres

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016


Nose: leather, cherries
Taste: strong tannins. Medium acidity. Medium body. Figs are a strong flavor. Tobacco finish. Oak and vanilla on the finish too

Delightfully balanced all over the flavor wheel.

A wonderfully balanced
— 5 days ago

Ericsson, Martin and 4 others liked this

Bodegas Muga

Gran Reserva Prado Enea Rioja Tempranillo 2014

Off the list at River Cafe. Deep tawny color, opaque. Nice meaty nose. Notes of black cherry, smoked meats, dark earth and some mocha. Paired perfectly with the meat we had. — 10 days ago

Shay, vinokeeno and 13 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2012

Ming L

A friend surprised me with this latest vintage release Unico, after we had the Valbuena of the same vintage earlier in the day.
A glorious wine from start to finish. Everything I expected from a wine of this caliber. And we were only scratching the surface.
— 10 days ago

Byron, Ericsson and 10 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

Good memories from Haro! Had this with steak in New York. Color is deep ruby. Nose is red fruit (strawberry) vanilla tobacco leather. Strawberry floral cream. Taste of the same with pepper. Needed some time to open up - but eventually got this beautiful long spicy finish! — 5 days ago

Tom, Ericsson and 7 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2015

Nariz: cereza, cedro, vainilla, cuero, tierra. Madera algo prominente.

Boca: Tanino M/M+, Acidez M, Alcohol M/ M+

Lo guardaría mas tiempo en botella.
— 4 days ago

Eric, Dawn and 3 others liked this