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Bodegas Hornillos Ballesteros Mibal Ribera del Duero 2004
Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain
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"The 2004 Mibal was aged for 12 months in previously used French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, the wine's aromatics need to be coaxed from the glass, a demonstration of this wine's youth. On the palate the raw materials are there, densely packed and tightly wound. The ripe black fruit flavors are still undeveloped but very promising. All of the components are in harmony needing only 4-6 years in bottle to strut their stuff.... View More
Friends Javier and Miguel Ballesteros, owning 99 Acres of Tempranillo vineyards.
Both Javier and Miguel own different vineyard parcels composed of diverse types of soil and texture. Javier with 49 acres of 75 years old vines in the town of Anguix is planted on loam soils composed of 40% sand, 40% fine gravel particles and 20% thin dry clay with low fertility of organic matter at less than 5%, preventing excessive vine growth. Yields at... View More