Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Bodegas Resalte de Penafiel Resalte Ribera del Duero Crianza 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Rich wild berries and licorice on an expressive bouquet
Full bodied and dense on the palate
Long, layered finish of dark fruit, licorice, espresso, and a balsamic woody note
This is an excellent wine from the Ribera del Duero region in Spain. It's dense and flavorful with a long, layered finish. Made from 100% Tempranillo, it showcases the modern style from Ribera del Duero.
Don't overlook this region of the world when selecting big, structured red wines. Spanish wine lovers need no reminder of this, but it helps to understand that the range of styles produced from Tempranillo may be more broad than any other grape in the world. Ribera del Duero is a region where some of the powerful and dense versions are made. Expect to pay around $35 for this on retail shelves. Raise a glass!