Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Vicente Gandia Simue Roble Ribera del Duero Temperanillo, 2011

Even at $5.99 (substantially below its initial price) among the Buy Now offerings at WineBid, this Ribera del Duero Temperanillo lingered for several months, and I was not tempted. When the sellers finally decided to unload for the ridiculous price of $15 for a 12-bottle case, I pushed the button. Surely, it could be used for cooking or even as vinegar. Tasting it tonight, I recognize that it was a bargain at $5.99 or even $11.99.

Deep red with purplish tints. Intense aromas and flavors: red and black raspberries, cinnamon, cloves and oaky spice. More fruit tannins than I expect from Temperanillo and more mouth watering acidity. Lights up the taste buds and lingers for 30 seconds or more. Delicious wine.

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