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Bodegas Gutiérrez de la Vega 1999 Casta Diva Fondillón Sweet Monastrell (Alicante)

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  1. $88

Fondillón represents the pinnacle of red Spanish dessert wines, and the 1999 vintage just might make your jaw drop. Subtle but expansive on the nose, with a blend of baked dark-fruit and cinnamon aromas, it is liquid heaven in the mouth, with excellent balance and flavors of roasted plums, black cherry, nutmeg and chocolate. This is pure, structured and outstanding…

 — M.S.  (10/1/2012)
95
points

Bodegas LAN 2001 Edicion Limitada Tempranillo (Rioja)

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  1. $38

This is everything a modern-day super red is supposed to be. It’s bold, smoky and masculine beyond reproach. The body is sturdy as a brick, yet it’s cuddly and smooth. Flavorwise, you won’t believe the cascade of cassis, black cherry, vanilla and licorice that flows from the palate. And the finish lasts an eternity. Hold until 2006-07, and then let it rip.

 — M.S.  (3/1/2005)
92
points

Bodegas LAN 1998 Viña Lanciano Reserva Tempranillo Blend (Rioja)

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  1. $30

Dark and deep, with maturity as well as kept-up youth. Odds are you will love this alta expression Rioja for its violet and blackberry aromas, its stately overall bouquet, and its sweet, smooth plum, black cherry and smoke flavor profile. With coffee and chocolate coming in layers, the finish is excellent. From Bodegas Lan; and while it claims to be a…

 — M.S.  (3/1/2005)
93
points

Bodegas Leda 2005 Leda Viñas Viejas Tempranillo (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León)

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  1. $45

Early on it displays mild heat and jamminess, but with airing everything settles, and ultimately this old-vines Tempranillo from the lauded winemaker Mariano Garcia excels. The palate is rich, minerally and meaty, with slightly syrupy black fruit flavors, molasses and chocolate. Chewy, tannic and pure on the finish, with hints of herbs and lemon peel. Drink now…

 — M.S.  (5/1/2011)
92
points

Bodegas Leda 2000 Viñas Viejas Tempranillo (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León)

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  1. $50

Made by Mariano Garcia, the same winemaker as Mauro, this is the third vintage of the Leda old-vine Tempranillo, and it scores big for its soy, hickory and exotic spice notes. Richness is the wine’s calling card. The palate is a real berry ball, one with blackberry, raspberry and cassis. The smooth finish carries some chalky tannins, but the whole is in fine balance.

 — M.S.  (3/1/2004)
93
points

Bodegas Luzón 2005 Alma de Luon Red (Jumilla)

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  1. $40

Ripe, dense and powerful, with on onslaught of raisin, spice, pepper and leather on the nose. The palate is direct and pure, with clean flavors of berry, spice and chocolate leading to a long, layered finish. Beautiful wine; one of the best I’ve had from this region. 70% Monastrell with 20% Cabernet and 10% Syrah.

 — M.S.  (12/15/2010)
91
points

Bodegas Luzón 2004 Altos de Luzón Red (Jumilla)

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  1. $16

One of the best efforts we’ve tried from Jumilla, Luzon’s luxury blend starts with coconut, mint, char and fudge, and below that is a treasure trove of deep black fruit. Huge blackberry and black cherry flavors are potent as they ride on a wave of jolting tannins. An affordable shining star for a rising region.

 — M.S.  (8/1/2007)
92
points

Bodegas Ontañón 2004 Reserva Tempranillo Blend (Rioja)

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  1. $26

Ripe berry, red cherry and molasses aromas are simultaneously crisp yet loamy. This reserva from a great year is juicy, structured and firm, yet not unforgiving. Flavors of raspberry, currant and plum finish earthy and with a speck of raisiny ripeness. Drink through 2024.

 — M.S.  (10/1/2014)
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