Red Wine Protos Gran Reserva 2014
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This exquisite Spanish red wine was made from grapes which were harvested by hand at their optimal ripening point and meticulously selected, both on site and in the cellar.
First, this red wine from Ribera del Duero was fermented in stainless steel tanks. After that, this Gran Reserva red wine from Bodegas Protos was transferred into 80% French oak barrels and 20% American oak barrels, where it was aged for 24 months.
Finally, Protos Gran Reserva 2014 was aged for a further 36 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release onto the market.
Decant 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Protos Gran Reserva is medium ruby with a brick red rim.
Classy and nicely balanced, this varietal Tinta del País suggests some delicate notes of cassis, blackberries and cranberries, with some flecks of toast, liquorice and cocoa over an earthy and mineral background.
Elegance, intensity and depth define this wine from Bodegas Protos. A note of menthol and pine needles nuances some lively flavours of black fruit and spices. The wine has a seamless texture and a velvety body, with some ripe, suave tannins, and a well-balanced acidity. Long finish with remembrances of blackcurrants and cocoa.
|Our personal opinion||
The excellent Protos Gran Reserva 2014 encapsulates Ribera del Duero's classicism. Pair it with substantial dishes and cured cheeses.
Protos Gran Reserva 2012:
Enterwine 93. Parker 91. Guía Peñín 93.
Protos Gran Reserva 2011:
Aged for 24 months in oak. Enterwine 93. Peñín 95. James Suckling 94. Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.
Protos Gran Reserva 2010:
Parker 93. Peñín 95. Enterwine 93.
Protos Gran Reserva 2009:
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Other guides||Decanter WWA 2021: 92 points & Silver Medal. Decanter WWA 2022: 89 points & Bronze Medal.|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta del País|
|Pairings||Birds, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled white meats, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Roasted turkey, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, To bring to an engagement|