Marqués De Valcarlos Gran Reserva 1999, Do Navarra

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Spain

$21.95 (687251)

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May 02, 2009

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Tempranillo is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon in this evolved, fairly typical Spanish style reserva, with its...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

If you like fully mature Spanish wines this is a decent buy, but do not keep it longer. Has a fully mature, amber...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This wine, together with Fortius Gran Reserva 1999 (114363) have both won two gold medals at the Challenge International du Vin 2008 in Bordeaux, France and the International Tempranillos al Mundo 2008 competition in Stockholm. Frankly, they come from the same winery and I suspect that they are quite similar – perhaps I should taste them side by side to know for sure. This medium bodied, aromatic wine has light, aged fruit and contains oak, pine and Earth notes. The wine is smooth, silky, with refined tannins and has a long to extra long finish. It is great to drink now and should last for another 5 years at least. It should be open for 30 min to get it to fully express itself. My impression: BEAUTIFUL to DIVINE. Tasted Dec/09.

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