Red Wine López Cristóbal Crianza 2015

Blend of Tempranillo and Merlot from Ribera del Duero, aged for 12 months in oak barrels and  for 12 months in the bottle.

Crianza. 12 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Merlot, Tinta del Pais,
91 91

Availability: In stock

€14.40
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Made from over 30-year-old Tinta del País complemented with Merlot, both coming from a single estate, Finca La Colorada, López Cristobal Crianza is a Spanish red wine produced by the Bodegas López Cristóbal winery.

Carefully selected both in the vineyard and in the cellar, the grapes were meticulously vinified and aged for 12 months in 70% French and 30% American oak barrels 1 to 3 years of age.

After that, this red wine from Ribera del Duero was bottled and aged for a further 12 months in the cellar prior to its release.

Drink López Cristóbal Crianza 2015 from now until 2022.

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Appearance

The red wine López Cristóbal Crianza has an intense, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a purplish rim.

Nose

This Spanish red wine from Ribera del Duero suggests some clean, elegant aromas of ripe red fruit, combined with notes of blackcurrants and blackberries, and punctutated by remembrances of toast, sweet spices, smoke and balsam.

Palate

This blend of Tinta del País & Merlot by the López Cristóbal winery is savoury and well-balanced, showing distinctive notions of spices, wild berries and toast over a mineral background. Mild tannins, good acidity and long, smokey finish.

Our personal opinion

From Ribera del Duero, López Cristobal Crianza 2015 truly honours its land of origin. The 5% Merlot gives the wine a rounder character.

OTHER VINTAGES

López Cristóbal Crianza 2013:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 91.

López Cristóbal Crianza 2012:

Enterwine 91. Peñín 89.  Parker 89.

López Cristóbal Crianza 2011:

Peñín 91. Parker 88.

López Cristóbal Crianza 2010:

Peñín 90.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Tinta del País 95%, Merlot 5%.
Pairings Birds, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Sheep´s cheese, Steak Tartare, Stews, Vegetables, Vegetables
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
2 Reviews
cristobal
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Excellent value produced by a winery which deserves congrat for keeping prices reasonable while delivering high quality.
Review by (Posted on 4 January 2019)
LCC
Value
Here the thrust of Ribera del Duero's Tempranillo is adequately rounded by a brush-stroke of Merlot. The final picture is extremely enjoyable.
Review by (Posted on 25 September 2017)
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