Dominio De Cair
Crianza Ribera del Duero 2012
Dominio De Cair – Crianza Ribera del Duero 2012 (89 tsomw points)
Bodegas Dominio de Cair is the new bodega of Rioja famous winemaker Juan Luis Canas. Juan Luis greatest wish had been a long time to make wine in the wine region Ribera del Duero and for that he spent years looking for the best vineyards. Since the harvest of 2008, wines are being made here that are already considered among the best in the region.
Made of 100% Tempranillo (Tinta del Pais). The vines are about 42 years old. The wine stayed 14 months matured in new barrels, 80% French and 20% American oak.
My tasting notes:
In the glass this red one shows a dark red color with garnet reflections.
On the nose delicate aromas of dark berries and brambles with a very elegant hint of roast, earth, cedar and vanilla.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with concentrated aromas of dark fruit, licorice, tobacco, vanilla and spicy hints. The light sweet tannins are fine grained and are lovely in the long spicy finish.