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Bodegas Protos 27 Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2014 Product #32763 (In Stock)
Bodegas Protos 27 Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2014 Bodegas Protos 27 Ribera Del Duero Tinto 2014

Here's what happens when plans to create a new luxury wine meet a slight miscalculation of marketing. This is the first vintage of a brand new wine from the fine Ribera del Duero winery of Protos.  Their goal was to make a luxury wine that, unlike their Reserva and Gran Reservas, had no American oak influence and maximized intensity of fruit.  So they took 100% Tempranillo from their lowest-yielding vines, allowed it to ferment with native yeast, aged it for 16 months in all new French oak, and released it as Protos 27.

But, with no Crianza/Reserva/Gran Reserva designation on the (really confusing!) label, Spanish consumers took a look at the planned $100 and actual release $45 price and said, "We'll pass."  Their loss is your gain as a clever US importer managed to buy a small supply at a very nice discount and we're passing the savings on to you!

"A classically-styled wine that has plenty of ripe fruit with plums and chocolate on the nose. Smooth tannins. This wine builds nicely. Drink now."  James Sucking 90 points

"Cherry and boysenberry flavors mingle with black olive and smoky notes in this plush red. Features light, firm tannins and balsamic acidity. A bit reserved, but balanced, with good depth. Drink now through 2024. 900 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $44.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $29.98/ea
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