Red Wine Protos Reserva 2014

Reserve red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tinta del País aged for 18 months in oak and for 24 months in the bottle.
Reserva. 18 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinta del Pais,
Wineries: Bodegas Protos
ñ 92 92 92

Availability: In stock

€23.10
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A single varietal Tinta del País (aka Tempranillo), this Spanish red wine is made from grapevines more than 50 years of age scattered over some of Ribera del Duero best terroirs.

Produced by Bodegas Protos, the grapes were harvested fully ripen, selected in the vineyard and brought to the cellar, where they underwent another selection process.

Then they were macerated and fermented at a temperature between 28ºC and 30ºC for 24 days with daily pump-overs and punch-downs.

After that, Protos Reserva from Peñafiel was transferred into 50% new French oak barrels, 30% 2nd year French oak barrels and 20% 2nd year American oak barrels, where it was aged for over a period of 18 months.

Clarified and filtered before its bottling, this red wine from Ribera del Duero spent a further 24 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.

Decant Protos Reserva 2014 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The Spanish red wine Protos Reserva has a clean, bright, claret colour with a violet rim.

Nose

Complex and intrincate, this varietal Tinta del País suggests notes of black fruit mingled with remembrances of vanilla, clove, cinnamon and roasted coffee. Some hints of liquor-infused fruit, menthol and smoke over a mineral background complete the picture.

Palate

Bold and elegant, this reserve red wine by Bodegas Protos is information-rich, exhibiting subtle notions of red and black fruit fused with the notes of vanilla, tobacco and balsam coming from the oak ageing. Velvety tannins and well-balanced acidity. Intense, pleasant finish.

Our personal opinion

An absolute classic of great elegance, Protos Reserva 2014 makes a superb pairing with meat dishes, particularly game.

OTHER VINTAGES

Protos Reserva 2013:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 92.

Protos Reserva 2012:

Enterwine 92. Gilbert & Gaillaird 94. Peñín 93. Wine Spectator 91.

Protos Reserva 2011:

Enterwine 92. Peñín 93. Parker 90. Gold Medal - Challenge International du Vin.

Protos Reserva 2010:

Tanzer 91. Wine Spectator Magazine 92 points.

Year 2014
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 18
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides J. Sluckling 91. T. Atkin 90.
Mono-Varietal Tinta del País
Pairings Bull meat, Cooked foods, Duck, Grilled red meats, Paté, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Rosted piglet, Stew
Taste Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion
Reviews
2 Reviews
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I simply love big bold red such as this one. Excellent buy!!
Review by (Posted on 19 February 2019)
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At 6 years of age, this Protos vino is slowly reaching the top. Right now, I give it 92-93. I think at its best it will be a 95 point wine.
Review by (Posted on 1 August 2018)
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