Dominio Dos Tares Estay Prieto Picudo 2011, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Y León

Other Red Other Red
Spain

$15.95 (393140)

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January 24, 2015

Critic Reviews (3)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A rare sighting of Prieto Picudo, one of the more idiosyncratic of grape varieties. This is the entry-level offering...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Mature, savoury-juicy, well balanced fleshy and fully satisfying for the money, this is a wine with broad appeal. I...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is 100% prieto picudo, a dark skinned grape localized near Leon in northwest-central Spain, where it is...

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Community Reviews (3)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

What this wonderful Prieto Picudo lacks in complexity and elegance it more than makes for in richness, lushness, and intensity of flavour. Big and bold but not overwhelming, with a nice balance of fruit and wood, it has notes of dark cherry, cassis, sweet oak, vanilla, black pepper, baking spice, and leather, with some refreshing tartness on the finish. Unlike some other big Spanish reds, like Garnachas from the warmer south, this doesn't seem at all fake and confected, and while it's easy to see why this uncommon varietal is often used in blends, this effort proves it can stand on its own.

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Evan Keaschuk
Evan Keaschuk

Grabbed this one simply because I've never had a wine made from Prieto Picudo and this one didn't disappoint. Big black fruit notes, a bit of baking spice, some savoury notes, along with with good dose of minerality keep this one interesting. It's definitely quite ripe, though there's a good amount of acidity to keep things fresh. While not incredibly complex, it's well balanced and the price can't be beat. This one will please both wine geeks who want to try something new and those who just want a tasty wine. Will be definitely grabbing more of this one. Tasted February 2015.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

It's reasonably safe to say that this is my first tasting of pieto picudo (at least, on its own)...and it was a very positive one. Deeply coloured, with very ripe fruit, a hint of sweetness (must be the ripe fruit, only 6g/L rs). Smooth and approachable. No great complexity but very delicious. A fine value and worthy detour for sure. Tasted Feb 2015.

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