It is hard to find Ribera del Duero wines that are powerful but at the same times elegance. I might have found a prime example without breaking the bank. Riberas can be quite costly.. Get it fast, before is all finished
With the weather at -30c in this part of the world and being monday, i cannot think of a better vino to combat the monday winter blues. So, have a glass and enjoy it with your favorite pan seared meat. If you have lamb chops, even better. Dona quick rub of fresh thyme, oregano and garlic and drop them hard on an iron cast pan. Have an escarole salad with tomatoes and olive oil-cava vinegar dressing. Dont forget the homemade fried potatoes. You got your self a humble king feast!!
Finca Villacreces Pruno 2012. $23.40 SAQ Code: 11881940
Dark purple with ruby nuances. A nose with a lot of depth. Multilayered black fruit ( cassis, black plums, cherry). Cigar tobacco, black tar, star anise, licorice. Green mint. A bit of vanilla. Oak is there but is pleasantly integrated. In the mouth, full body. Very elegant. Nice freshness, elegant with noble tannins. Notes of dark cofee, moka. Very long aftertaste. 95/100