Red Wine Bagús 2018

Single vineyard red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tinta del Pais aged for 14 months in oak and for 18 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinta del Pais,
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Availability: In stock

€32.29
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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.

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Appearance

The wine Bagús is deep ruby with a purplish rim.

Nose

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.

Palate

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. 

OTHER VINTAGES

Bagús 2014:

Enterwine 93. Guía Peñín 91.

Bagús 2012:

Enterwine 93. Parker 90. Peñín 90.

Bagús 2011:

Enterwine 95.

Bagús 2010:

Parker 90. Peñín 94.

 

Year 2018
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
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
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
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2 Reviews
great recommendation
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Top-notch, little-known Ribera. Earthy, grainy, wonderfully tight, no fat at all. Profound.
Review by (Posted on 4 January 2019)
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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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