2006 Reserva Tempranillo
Spain: Ribera Del Duero
70 years and 15 months
The first thing that you should know about today’s 92 point (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) wine is that it is powerful and extracted for a Tempranillo. Our entire tasting panel was delightfully surprised by this (so much so that our panelists reserved a few bottles for themselves). Very few wines from Tinto Figuero find their way into the United States and we are very proud to be the only online merchant in the country to have this very special wine.
Tinto Figuero has been farming grapes in the Ribera del Duero for the last 70 years. Over the decades, they’ve grown grapes for some of Spain’s most-recognized wineries. Today, they also craft their own wines under their Tinto Figuero label. The grapes that they farm are, on average, 50 years old.
Today’s 2006 Tinto Figuero Reserva Tempranillo is an incredible wine. It is big and bold with deep flavors and lovely aromatics. Wonderful, integrated tannins provide great structure and a plush grip at the edges of the palate. The finish is exceedingly long.
If you like lighter-bodied Tempranillo, this wine may not be for you. If you love richness and elegance and flavors that will inspire you to Tango, this is the wine for you.
Deep, dark rustic plum at its core, flowing into a light ruby fringe.
Deep, bold notes of extracted braised plum and dark aged tobacco, with hints of black cherry compote and a light savory component.
Powerful and rich, with a bright acidity on the initial tasting, this wine digs in to show a beautiful complexity on the edges of the palate. Strong notes of black current and a well aged cigar box, with a slight hint of black licorice and very concentrated English Breakfast black tea.
Elegant, crushed velvet tannin feel on the tongue, with an extended, well structured finish.
Spice rubbed barbecued pork served alongside freshly picked wild mushrooms.
What the Winery Says
- José Maria García and Milagros Figuero
- 92 Points - Wine Advocate, 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
- Ribera del Duero, Spain
- Grape Variety
- 100% Tempranillo
- Barrel aged for 15 months in new oak (95% American, 5% French)