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    Telmo Rodriguez Matallana 2005
    Tempranillo - Ribera del Duero, Spain

    Ratings

    • RP94
    • ST93
    Price: $145.00
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    Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain

    Varietal: Tempranillo

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 119936

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Part of the Ribera del Duero vineyards for Telmo Rodriguez' wines are in the area of Parilla. These estate vineyards are a combination of old vines and new plantings, on north facing slopes, at an altitude of 3,000 feet. The red soils have strong mineral, chalk and quartz components, are farmed biodynamically, and are plowed only by two horses. Telmo considers this vineyard as having the best vineyard site in the region.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2005 Matallana was sourced from a biodynamically farmed vineyard with crushing done by foot. It was aged for 20 months in 50% new French oak. Purple in color, it has a brooding nose of pain grille, graphite, espresso, incense and a potpourri of black fruits, Youthful on the palate, it has plenty of ripe tannin that will require 5-7 years of cellaring. However, the wine has all the right stuff, and it is only a matter of time before my score will appear conservative. Rating: 94+

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    With Matallana, you must pay for your pleasure. But pleasurable it is. The nose is a splendid blend of licorice, baking spices, cassis and black plum. The approach is neither quiet nor loud, but well-spoken. It pumps forth huge black cherry and plum fruit, but offsets any raw size with tobacco, herb, coffee and other subtleties.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Glass-staining purple. Sexy red and dark berry preserve aromas are complicated by suave incense and floral qualities, picking up smoky minerals with air. Pliant black raspberry and blackcurrant flavors stain the palate and are braced by juicy acidity, which adds lift and focus. Tannins are neatly woven into the fruit. Finishes clean and with excellent length, with the floral notes repeating.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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