Legón Reserva 2005, Do Ribera Del Duero
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
Clean, intensely dark fruited, savoury and earthy at once - this has interest and complexity above the mean. The palate is likewise well-structured, mid-weight, lively and balanced. although wood is marked, it's well integrated. Good to very good length. Fine example, in a firmer, tighter style, ready to enjoy or hold short term. Score: 89 (John Szabo, MS, www.WineAlign.com, Dec 2012)
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This wine opened up with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, dried figs, exotic spices, leather and sandalwood. On the mouthfeel, full bodied, nicely structured by rich and concentrated flavours, balance acidity and firm tannins. Legón Reserva 2005 finish is long, robust, masculine with lots of dark fruit, spices and a nice tannic grip.
Drinking well right now when paired with beef or lamb but should keep improving and acquired some elegance over the next 3-4 years. For me, this wine hits all the right notes, starting with an exotic bouquet, great and powerful mouthfeel and a long flavourful finish. This wine is a great example as why I think Spanish wines represent value. Returned to repurchase, strongly recommended. Enjoyed on Januery 19, 2013.
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