Red Wine Bagús 2018
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This is the flagship Spanish red wine of the López Cristobal winery.
A varietal Tinta del País (a.k.a Tempranillo), Bagús is produced from grapes coming from Pago Manvirgo, a single vineyard planted with over 80-year-old grapevines, in the heart of the DO Ribera del Duero.
Because of the exacting quality standards of the winery, this "Vino de Pago" is only produced in exceptional vintages.
The grapes were harvested and meticulously selected in the cellar. Once the vinification process was completed, Bagús 2018 was aged for 14 months in new 80% French and 20 % American oak barrels.
Finally, this Crianza red wine was aged for a further 18 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
Decant 1 hour before drinking.
8,000 bottles produced.
The wine Bagús is deep ruby with a purplish rim.
This varietal Tinta del País is remarkably deep and pure. Complex aromas of black fruit, liquorice, clove, cardamom, cedar, chocolate, fine leather and withered leaves, underscored by a mineral and earthy note.
This bold Vino de Pago (single vineyard wine) from 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||
The remarkable Bagús 2018 certainly deserves the attention of serious wine lovers. Great ageing potential.
Enterwine 93. Guía Peñín 91.
Enterwine 93. Parker 90. Peñín 90.
Parker 90. Peñín 94.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|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|