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Viña Sastre 2006 Pesus Tempranillo Blend (Ribera del Duero)

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  1. $750

If there’s any such thing as the perfect Spanish red, Pesus is it. A blend of 80% Tempranillo with other grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine sees 200% new oak, resulting in a thick, dark, tannic beauty that bubbles over with toast, cola, mint, chocolate and spice aromas. The mouth is sheer heaven; a mile deep in terms of berry flavor and more, but…

 — M.S.  (10/1/2010)
98
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Vega Sicilia 2004 Unico Tempranillo Blend (Ribera del Duero)

  • Editors' Choice
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  1. $480

Lightly baked and hinting at raisin and fine herbs, the bouquet on this benchmark Spanish red enfolds aromas of tobacco, moss and ripe tomato. In the mouth, it’s elegant and silky but also full and expansive. Flavors of baked berry fruits, baking spices, herbs and cocoa finish with a light coating of toast. This is an amazingly complete, exemplary wine that’s just…

 — M.S.  (5/1/2015)
98
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Emilio Moro 2009 Clon de la Familia Tinto Fino (Ribera del Duero)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $450

Luscious prune and blackberry aromas come with complex notes of graphite, toast and tobacco. The palate on this 80-case, high-end Tinto Fino is about as full as they come while still maintaining impeccable balance. Roasted berry, cassis and salty leather flavors are delicious but also challenging, while baked berry flavors, raw power and ripe tannins define the…

 — M.S.  (10/1/2013)
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Viña Sastre 2005 Regina Vides Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero)

  1. $195

From vines that are between 80 and 100 years, this is a marvelous example of top-notch Spanish red wine, regardless of region and grape variety. Hails from four vineyards, and the product is dark, concentrated, sultry, masculine and impressive. Giant black fruit flavors, texture, richness, coffee and cola make it truly special. Drinkable now; best in 3–5 more years.

 — M.S.  (10/1/2010)
98
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Alvaro Palacios 2003 L’Ermita Red (Priorat)

  1. $440

Super pricey but this is a knock-your-socks-off wine with a gorgeous bouquet that shows not even a hint of syrup or jam. The palate is like a nova; it bursts with plum, blackberry and cinnamon. No harshness, not too tannic, and splendid on the finish, where toast and chocolate appear and stick around for a long time. It’s 80% old-vines Garnacha and 20% Cabernet…

 — M.S.  (10/1/2005)
97
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Emilio Moro 2006 Malleolus de Valderramiro Tinto Fino (Ribera del Duero)

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  1. $180

Beautifully composed, with power and just as much precision and pizzazz. The nose offers lightly baked berry fruit notes, leather and spice, while the palate is loaded with tobacco, exotic spices and the finest natural berry flavors Spain has to offer. Smooth, elegant, finessed and potent, with integrated tannins and bold acidity that will keep it going for at…

 — M.S.  (6/1/2010)
97
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Emilio Moro 2010 Malleolus de Valderramiro Tinto Fino (Ribera del Duero)

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  1. $150

Gorgeous aromas of toasty oak, wood smoke, minerals and layered black fruits feed into a concentrated, thick palate that demands a knife and fork for dissection. Flavors of toast, vanilla bean, woodspice, bacon, mint and blackberry are lush. Give this beauty another couple of years, then drink through 2022.

 — M.S.  (4/1/2015)
97
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Bodegas Gutiérrez de la Vega 1999 Casta Diva Fondillón Sweet Monastrell (Alicante)

  • Editors' Choice
  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)
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