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PRUNO 2018 DO Ribera del Duero
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer VILLACRECES
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. ery deep intense purple colour. Spicy, slightly hot, ripe plum nose with some cedary notes. Very dry, medium to medium-full bodied, quite well structured, slightly spicy, intense, dense, plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, high acid, rather cedary, youthful finish. The back label says that this 2018 is a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon with 14% alcohol - along with 2 g/L residual sugar and lot number L18306 on the capsule. It was aged for 12 months in 3-year-old French barrels CSPC 312140
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Tri Alt
Country Spain
Region
Rating **+(89 points)
Dry, Extracty, Firm
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The entry-level here is the 2018 Pruno, which follows the line of the 2016. It's mostly Tempranillo with 9% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented for three weeks and matured in French barrels for 11 months. It's clean and quite fruit-driven, approachable and juicy, with integrated oak. Very pleasant, with very good freshness. There were 545,000 bottles, 2,000 magnums and 100 double magnums produced and bottled in four different lots. I tasted a bottle from the first lot. Drink date: 2020-2023. Score - 91+ (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Dec. 30, 2019) Price $ 22.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 23, 2021
Cases bought 299 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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