Spicy, bretty and leathery; this type of wine represents Ribera in a traditional, no-tricks light. Air only helps it show its best attributes, which revolve around meaty black fruit and herbal accents. It’s chewy, sort of tannic and finishes with flavors of moss and jerky. Good for near-term consumption.
Sweet, fruity and much like you’ve seen many times before, this is a satisfying, nicely made fruitball with lots of oomph and admirable richness and balance. It’s young and grabby, but gets better with some airing. Good with ham and/or chorizo.
There’s plenty of berry fruit on the nose of this Ribera red. The palate feels fresh and acidic, with a mild streak of softer, buttery oak. Flavors of crisp plum and cassis are sharpened by said acidity yet smoothed out by oaky vanilla on the finish.