November 2014 - Spain and Portugal - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is Spanish and Portuguese - All Wines
Spain and Portugal - All Wines Reviews
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Bodegas Trus
2006 Reserva Ribera del Duero
Opaque dark garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of sour cherries, turned earth, and potters clay with a gritty, crisp, bone-dry full body and an astringent, complex, medium-length finish with firm tannins and heavy oak. A wine that would soften with well-marbled red meats.
92 points $45.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Martin Berdugo
2008 Ribera del Duero
Opaque dark garnet color. Bold aromas and flavors of black cherries, tobacco, funky toasty yeast, and cleaned up with air with a chewy, vibrant, bone-dry full body and a mildly astringent, elaborate, long finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A pretty wine with nice tearing, rich warm flavors follow.
91 points $36.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Bodegas Trus
2011 Crianza Ribera del Duero
Opaque dark garnet color. Toasty aromas and flavors of toasted coconut, faint black cherry, eucalyptus, and saddle leather with a lightly tannic, bright, dry full body and a mildly astringent, huge, long finish with notes of tobacco with moderate oak. A very elegant, restrained wine for the table.
90 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Martin Berdugo
2009 Reserva Ribera del Duero
Opaque dark garnet color. Rich aromas and flavors of mazzard black cherry and tobacco with a tannic, puckering, bone-dry full body and a mildly astringent, nuanced, medium-long finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. A wine that will improve with age and should be decanted.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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