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Pago De Carraovejas (Tempranillo w/ Cabernet and Merlot)

Pago De Carraovejas (Tempranillo w/ Cabernet and Merlot)

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Winemaker Notes

The 2020 Pago de Carraovejas Ribera del Duero is the most honest reflection of the valley to which it owes its name. 

Blend: 92% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot

Professional Ratings

  • 95
    This is among the most serious producers in Ribera del Duero, with sizeable production but utterly meticulous attention to detail. The 2020 release is a blend of 92% Tempranillo, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot. It reveals its Spanish origins with a heady bouquet of spicy, toasty oak, and yet the fruit is much more restrained and mineral, which is consistent with the track record of this wine, which turns stylistically ever more toward fine Bordeaux as it ages. Although it is very enjoyable already, this will become much more complex for those who can cellar it for at least 5 years, with 10 being even more advisable. Better two days after opening, which is telling.
  • 93
    The 2020 Pago de Carraovejas was produced with a blend of 92% Tinto Fino (a.k.a. Tempranillo), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot. 2020 was a good vintage for them. They harvested earlier (but the wine still has 15% alcohol), all in small boxes and 3,000-kilogram containers, and they are also using 600-liter oak barrels and oak vats for the élevage. It has an expressive nose of ripe berries, sweet spices and some toast and is lush and creamy, with a soft texture. It's powerful in the house style, but there's balance and harmony.
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