Red Wine Bagús 2012

Single varietal Tinta del Pais from Ribera del Duero, aged for 14 months in French and American oak barrels, and for 18 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinta del Pais,
P 90 ñ 90 93 91
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Product Description

Bagús is a Ribera del Duero red wine produced by the López Cristobal winery.

This Spanish red wine is a single varietal Tinta del País (a.k.a Tempranillo) coming fom over 80-year-old vines located in a single, exceptional estate at the very heart of the Ribera del Duero DO.

Because of the exacting quality standards of the winery, this wine is only produced in exceptional vintages.

The grapes were harvested and meticulously selected in the cellar.

Once the vinification process was completed, this red wine by Bodega López Cristobal was aged for 14 months in new 80% French and 20 % American oak barrels.

Finally, this estate red wine was aged for a further 18 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.

Drink Bagús 2012 from now to 2025+.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

Additional Information
Additional Information

Bagús has a very bright, intense, clean, high cherry-coloured robe with a violet rim.


This single estate wine from Ribera del Duero made from Tinta del País is remarkably deep and pure. Complex aromas of black fruit, liquorice, clove, cardamom, cedar, chocolate, fine leather, sesame, withered leaves, underscored by nuances of mineral and dry earth.


Bold and robust, this Crianza red wine by Bodega López Cristóbal still shows some rough edges that will mellow within a few years. This is an age-worthy wine, with an exceptional acidity, mighty tannins and a tremendous richness and complexity that only needs some time to settle. Very long finish, with remembrances of balsam, blackcurrants, charcoal, cocoa and spices.

Our personal opinion

Bagús 2012 is a remarkable red wine that deserves the attention of serious wine lovers. Great ageing potential. 


Bagús 2011:

Enterwine 95.

Bagús 2010:

Parker 90. Peñín 94.


Year 2012
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Parker's Score 90
Peñin Score 90
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Tinta del País
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Stew
Taste Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
2 Reviews
great recommendation
Top-notch, little-known Ribera. Earthy, grainy, wonderfully tight, no fat at all. Profound.
Review by (Posted on 4 January 2019)
Little-known producer - for me at least. However, I was very impressed with this wine. The old vines bring layers of depth and authenticity. Winemaking is exquisite.
Review by (Posted on 23 January 2018)
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