2016 Finca Villacreces Ribera del Duero
Villacreces is an exclusive estate located in the heart of Ribera del Duero's Golden Mile, an area renowned for its iconic and emblematic wines. Surrounded by a centuries-old pine forest, it sits on a meander of the Duero River, which gives it a rich ecosystem which embraces the different plots of this estate. The earliest records of Villacreces date back to a settlement of Cistercian monks in the 13th century.
Inky purple, it has an expressive bouquet of mocha/espresso, pain grille, graphite, wild blueberries, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, full-flavored, plush wine with layers of spicy black fruits, is perceived its varieties complexity. Balanced, long after taste with smoky hints.
James Suckling, 93 points
A red that offers a wealth of plum, chocolate and walnut character. Smoky with redwood undertones. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to soften. Try after 2022.
Spain, Ribera del Duero
86% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot
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