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2004 Hornillos Ballesteros, Bodegas Mibal Seleccion Proprietary Blend

Spain Castilla Leon Ribera Del Duero

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Score: 93 Rated By : Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Feb-2007

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Hornillos Ballesteros, Bodegas Mibal Seleccion Proprietary Blend 2004
Very fine "Nuevo" Ribera del Duero
Glenn R.
Glenn R.

Rated  on Aug 13, 2009

Despite the use of mostly American Oak, this Ribera del Duero is made in a decidedly modern style.  Almost black in color with a huge attack of black fruits and new oak aromas, this nevertheless tastes more like classic tempranillo than the bouquet would lead you to believe.  Loads of rich, silky black fruit flavors with hints of leather, coffee and chocolate, and a nice finish that is a bit more tannic than  one would find in traditional Spanish wine.  The tannins are sweet and ripe, however, and the considerable new wood treatment does not overwhelm the fruit, as I thought it would when it was tasted on release. 
During a tasting of non-Riserva Riberas, most 5-10 years old, we concluded that all but the most over-oaked of these 100% Tempranillo wines seem to shed their "woodiness" with a bit of bottle age (8-12 years seems to be the best time to drink them).
 

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