Selección Especial 2015

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Selección Especial
2015

Product code
818872
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Spain
Regulated designation
Vino de la tierra
Region
Castilla y Leon
Appellation
Castilla y léon
Varietal(s)
Tempranillo 66 %
Cabernet Sauvignon 24 %
Syrah 8 %
Merlot 2 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

A Spanish winery founded in 1996 which has won many awards for fine winemaking in their relatively short time as a winemaking establishment. The estate is situated just outside the border of the Ribera del Duero region in Spain’s north central province of Castilla y León, near the village of Sardón del Duero. Twenty miles east of the city of Valladolid, it lies in the heart of an expanse of wine estates stretching from Tudela de Duero to Peñafiel known as “the golden mile”. Notably, it...

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Tasting notes

Complex, attractive nose with a wealth of fruity, floral aromas, fresh eucalyptus and toasted notes. Smooth and elegant on the palate developing into a wine with a fabulous aromatic lift and finesse. Alcohol, acidity and structure are pleasantly balanced with fine quality tannins. A persistent wine with red fruit aromas (strawberry, cherry, morello cherry) and soft balsamic and spicy notes.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 94 points -

October 2018

The black-cherry, warm-earth and delicate, smoky notes on the nose make this enticing. On the palate, there’s great balance between ripe and dry notes, the generous tannins polished and already well integrated. Long, silky and subtle finish. 

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Wine Spectator

- 93 points -

December 2018

Rich and dense, this red shows a brooding character, with woodsy and loamy earth notes framing a core of currant and tar. Muscular tannins are well-integrated, and juicy acidity keeps this lively. Harmonious. Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot.

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Wine Advocate

- 92 points -

August 2018

The value among the reds is the 2015 Selección Especial, a blend of 66% Tempranillo, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and 2% Merlot, a blend decided through blind tastings, with fruit from the different plots of vineyard in the estate. It opened up spectacularly as it sat in the glass; it took some time to get focused, and some early lactic notes disappeared to give way to ripe fruit without excess, licorice and even a floral touch. It's nicely crafted and balanced, combining power and elegance. It kept developing and unfurling nice aromas as it sat in the glass, tangerine peel, tonka beans, sweet spices... Great complexity for the price.

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