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(2012) From an excellent year, this blend of mostly Tempranillo with a little Graciano spent 16 months in French and American oak barrels. There's a very attractive tobacco and Sandalwood spice lift on the nose that is fresh and modern, backed up as it is by cool, ripe, blackcurrant and Morello cherry fruit. In the mouth this has plenty of oaky spice and grilled bacon-fat smokiness, but it retains that liquorice-tinged tight black fruit. Juicy and nicely alive into the spicy, but fresh finish.
(2011) 95 Tempranillo, 5% Garnacha, 12 months in oak, 70% French. Cedar and a touch of meaty, gamey aroma, with some grilled, but plummy qualities. The fruit is savoury and quite lean on the mid-palate, again with that gamey edge, before plenty of charry, liquoricy notes in the finish.
(2011) 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano, 12 months in new French oak then into 2nd fill American oak for the second year. Much more vanilla and milk chocolate here, with rich, ripe, sweet berry fruit. The palate has that sweet, almost minty quality of fruit, with the tannins and oak drying the finish slightly, but then that sweet, sweet fruit has staying power and the cherry-skin edge of acidity adds good energy.
(2011) 18 months in oak. The barrels are made exclusively for Beronia from two different oaks - French oak end and American staves. Plenty of smoky oak, tobacco and nutty, spicy richness here. The palate has deliciously sweet fruit that comes through with some conviction, edged with vanilla and slicked with sweetness. Good finish to this too, spices and a bit of grippy structure adding savour.
(2011) Forty year old vines, 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano, 24 months in oak. Much more plummy and ripe depth, more chocolaty with a meatiness. The palate has lots of substance and weight, with structural tannins that are rounded but grippy, and lots of oak quality at this stage, A big, long finish, where that solid, ripe fruit melds into the charry, grilled meat notes.
(2011) Tempranillo 100%, American oak for 12 months. Quite meaty, a touch animal, but nice red fruits come through. Nice tobacco and spice, a bright fruit quality with good acidity. Nice balance and a spicy, but fresh finish.
(2011) Quite a gamey and animal note of blood-streaked meats here that is authentically maturing Rioja, with a cherry and red berry fruit beneath. The palate has a fine cut of tannin and acid that keeps this pretty focused and juicy.
(2011) 95% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano, 12 months in new French oak then into 2nd fill American oak for the second year. Much more vanilla and milk chocolate here, with rich, ripe, sweet berry fruit. The palate has that sweet, almost minty quality of fruit, with the tannins and oak drying the finish slightly, but then that sweet, sweet fruit has staying power and the cherry-skin edge of acidity adds good energy.
(2011) Tempranillo 100% , 30 months in American oak. Selection for the regular wines is made in the winery, though the Pagos de Labarca is a vineyard selection. Extra spiciness here and a little more slick vanillin character. The palate has a lovely edge of tight tannin and a chocolaty density, but nicely modern. Nice freshness and a very well-made, persistent finish.
(2011) 13% abv, Cork. Quite subdued, some creamy and earthy berries, but not exuberant. Nice little gamy notes have developed. The palate has a cherry and orange freshness, with a cool character and very nice balance, though perhaps the fruit could sing a little more, it has lovely elegance and length and will probably age extremely well.
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