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2006 Comenge Spanish Red "Tempranillo"

Comenge 2006 Tempranillo

Winery: Comenge

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tempranillo"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Ribera del Duero

State or country: Spain

Price: $26

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 12, 2012

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Tempranillo opens with a mild barnyard, molasses, and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a gentle cherry vanilla with a hint of blueberry and touch of oak towards the end. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are sticky and linger for quite a while. This wine is food friendly and it would pair nicely with Pappardelle with braised wild boar rag. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Located in the heart of the D.O. Ribera del Duero, Bodegas Comenge was founded with the principal goal of perfecting the true expression of Spain's signature grape variety, Tempranillo. This flagship wine is made using a triple selection process, whereby only the ripest and healthiest fruit enter the tank for alcoholic fermentation. Coddled from beginning to end, this wine has a marked mineral character, accompanied by the characteristic dark fruit and soft floral notes often found in the famous Tempranillos that come from the high-elevation, calcareous plateaus of Ribera del Duero. Rich and potent, with a long, succulent finish, this wine is meant to be consumed now or aged for up to 20 years.

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