Finca Villacreces 2017 Ribera del Duero
93 points - Robert Parker: "The fruit is in the foreground; it's clean and there is no excess ripeness, and the oak felt quite integrated."
93 points - James Suckling: "Aromas and flavors of blueberries and black licorice here. Full body. Integrated tannins give the wine form, but don’t impose too much. Better in 2021"
Tasting notes: Inky purple, it has an expressive bouquet of mocha/expresso, pain grille, graphite, wild blueberries, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a full-bodied, full-flavored, plush wine with layers of spicy black fruits, which is perceived as its variety's complexity. Balanced, long after taste with smoky hints.
Origin: Ribera del Duero, Spain
Aging: 14 months in 100% brand-new barrel
Varietal: 90% Tempranillo, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot