Matarromera Prestigio 2005
Making and aging
It is made with 10%% tempranillo grapes from carefully selected grapes from old vines special land.
Parenting is 18 months in American oak barrels and French and the wine stays in the bottle a minimum of 24 months before marketing.
|Region||Ribera del Duero|
Wine EnthusiastDeep and dark, with cola, blackberry and mossy aromas. This is full-bodied, tight and tannic, with hardness that will only be tempered by food and/or more time in bottle. Tastes bold, chunky and ripe, with chocolate and licorice along with heat and tannic fire. Drink now through 2017
Wine AdvocateMatarromera's Prestigio cuvee is made only in the better vintages. The 2005 Prestigio is a glass-coating, opaque purple-colored wine that spent 18 months in barrel. Sandalwood, vanilla, leather, cloves, licorice, espresso, and assorted black fruits inform the nose of this powerful, structured, burly offering. Slightly narrow on the palate but with more than enough fruit to eventually fill out its frame, it demands another 4-5 years of cellaring and should see its 20th birthday in full form. Those into immediate gratification should look elsewhere.