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April 2016 - Spain & Portugal

April 2016 - Spain & Portugal
This month's Wine feature is Spanish & Portuguese Wines

Spain & Portugal Reviews

Don Miguel Comenge 2011 Reserva Ribera del Duero
92 points
$45
Opaque bright dark color. Bright, creamy, fruity toasty aromas of black cherry cream (mazzard), blonde tobacco, pressed linen, and planked spiced cedar with a supple, lively, dry full body and a sleek, complex, medium-long finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak.
Comenge 2011 Reserva Ribera del Duero
91 points
$32
Nearly opaque bright dark ruby color. Bright aromas of spiced dark cherry cream, planked oak, turned earth, and old vine spice with an vibrant, dry full body and a peppery, nuanced, medium-long finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak.
Pessoa da Vinha 2013 Reserve Touriga Nacional
90 points
$14
Best Buy
Nearly opaque dark bright dusty color. Bright, fruity, minerally toasty rustic aromas of black currants, molten plastic bitumen (tar), granitic minerality, and pink peppercorns with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, complex finish with firm, grippy tannins and moderate oak.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Viña Matey 2014  Ribera del Duero
90 points
$35
Nearly opaque bright dark color. Bright, fruity, earthy toasty peppery aromas of ripe black cherries (mazzard), blonde tobacco, vanilla cream, and turned earth - pepper with a racy, dry full body and a peppery, complex, medium-length finish with chewy, firm tannins and moderate oak.
Bodegas Borsao 2013 ZARIHS Syrah
89 points
$15
Best Buy
Nearly opaque bright dark dusty color. Rich, oaky, spicy fruity toasty aromas of mulberries, burnt vanilla bean, dried leaves, and pepper - black olives with a lively, dry-yet-fruity full body and a distinctive, crisp finish with grippy, firm tannins and moderate oak.
89 points $15 Best Buy
Tocado 2015  Grenache
88 points
$9
Best Buy
Medium bright brick red color. Aromas of dried strawberries, red flowers, red berries, and gravel with a lively, dry full body and a warming, subtle finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and light oak.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Biberius 2014 Roble Ribera del Duero
88 points
$12
Best Buy
Nearly opaque bright dark dusty color. Bright, toasty, fruity oaky aromas of spiced black cherries, red licorice (red hot dollars), planked oak, and pepper with a lively, dry full body and a peppery, involved, medium-length finish with firm, crunchy tannins and moderate oak.
88 points $12 Best Buy
Comenge 2015  Verdejo
87 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright medium bright gold color. Bright, fresh, fruity aromas of Meyer lemon, lemon pith, lemon pepper, and dried twigs with an crisp, dry medium-full body and a peppery, engaging, relaxed finish with fine tannins.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Viña Borgia 2014  Grenache
87 points
$17.99
Nearly opaque bright dark ruby color. Fruity, toasty aromas of blackberries, dark wood - planked cedar, dried violets, and spiced peppery fraise du bois with an racy, dryish full body and a peppery, elegant, medium-length finish with grippy, firm tannins and moderate oak.
87 points $17.99
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