2016 Vivaltus Ribera Del Duero (OWC) - 3000ml
Wine With Bok - 9.5/10 Stars
A Spanish wine from Ribera del Duero, the location of the vineyard could not be better, they are situated very close to the famed Pingus and Vega Sicilia. The vines averages 80 years, with the wine consisting of a blend of 97% Tempranillo, 3% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Owned by Yllera family and has been producing wines for more than six generations. Many wine critics gave it a highly acclaimed score. The bottle for my tasting came in a single wooden case, very impressive, only winemakers who pride their wines will do this. Wine was wax-capsuled too. I had a sip before decanting it. Bouquet of stewed fruits. Content was ultra-thick and compact juice, I immediately suspect this wine is made to age for at least 50 years, and will easily last 100 years. Thus I decided to decant it for almost 4 hours before taking a second evaluation. Not much has changed, it’s still a jumbo wine by any standard, but has mellowed down to be much rounder and mellow, although it’s still tannic. The wine is definitely impressive for it’s price tag, and definitely worth buying it to age. (11/2021)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 96 Points
The eponymous 2016 Vivaltus was really impressive. I was already amazed at the unbottled sample, and the finished wine seems even better! It's a blend of Tempranillo with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, mostly from old vines. It fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and aged for around 12 months in French barriques, 20% of them new. But there's no oak in the nose, which is ethereal and perfumed, elegant and nuanced, with notes of violets, wild berries and herbs. The palate shows ultra-refined tannins and comes through as beautifully textured, with a fine, chalky minerality, very good precision, clean and focused flavors and a long, tasty finish. This is really amazing. 16,000 bottles were filled in July 2018. (12/2019)
|Region||Ribera del Duero|
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