Red Wine Predicador 2018
Crianza red wine from Rioja. Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Mazuelo aged for 17 months in French oak barrels.
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One of La Rioja's best-known modern wines, Predicador is crafted by Benjamín Romeo, one of the great names of the Spanish winemaking scene.
The 2017 vintage of this Spanish red wine is made from 92% Tempranillo, complemented with tiny amounts of Graciano, Grenache and Mazuelo. The vines, between 20 and 35 years of age, are scattered over 16 plots located in the towns of Briones and San Vicente de la Sonsierra.
Produced by Bodega Contador, the grapes were manually collected and selected twice.
After a careful vinification in truncated cone-shaped vats, the ageing of this Crianza red wine was carried out in new and 2nd year French oak barrels. It lasted for 17 months.
Finally, Predicador 2018, the wine with the top hat label, was clarified and filtered prior to its bottling.
Decant this Rioja red wine 40-60 minutes before drinking.
The wine Predicador has a clean, bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This red wine by Bodega Contador is complex and multi-layered. Suggestions of blackberries and plums, along with red fruit, spices, a salty hint and some touches of tobacco, coffee and aromatic herbs. On the background, this Crianza from Rioja exhibits some mineral undertones.
A great example of the Modern Rioja, this red wine by Benjamín Romeo is bold and meaty, with lively flavours of yummy red fruit, a well-integrated touch of oak, remarkable acidity and lively tannins that will soon be fully integrated with the wine. Very smooth, this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano and Mazuelo has a long, fruity finish and an overall pleasant sensation.
|Our personal opinion||
Both literally and metaphorically, Predicador 2018 is a top hat wine. Elegant and delicious.
Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Tim Atkin 92.
Enterwine 92. Parker 93. Peñín 92. James Suckling 91.
Enterwine 92. Parker 93. Peñín 93.
Tempranillo,complemented with Grenache and Viura. Parker 92. Peñín 93. Enterwine 91.
96% Tempranillo, 2% Grenache, 1% Graciano and 1% Mazuelo. Aged for 16 months in oak. Peñín 93.
92 % Tempranillo, 4% Graciano and 4% Mazuelo. Aged for 19 months in oak. Peñín 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||17|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 92%, Garnacha Tinta 3%, Mazuelo 3%, Graciano 2%.|
|Pairings||Birds, Chocolate, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Mushrooms, Poultry, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews, Stuffed Chicken|
|Taste||Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|
For me it is a very good wine.