Manually harvested, the grapes were brought to the premises of the Bodegas y Viñedos García Figuero winery and vinified with the utmost care.
First, they were cold-soaked for two days and the fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, with periodic manual pump-overs of the solid skin cap.
After that, this Spanish red wine was left in contact with its lees for a period of 20 days, and then it underwent malolactic fermentation. Once vinification was completed, the wine began a long ageing period. First, it spent 21 months in new French oak barrels.
Then it was clarified, bottled and aged for a further 12 months in the cellar.
Drink Figuero Noble 2014 until 2030. Decant this red wine from Ribera del Duero a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.
Only 3,000 bottles produced.
The wine Figuero Noble has a very bright, intense, high cherry-coloured robe with a burgundy rim.
Showing an intense and deep aromatic profile, this old-vines Tempranillo is defined by a great balance between fruit and wood. Complex panoply of aromas. Notes of balsam, resin, toast, arabica coffee, liquor infused fruit, fresh blueberries and blackcurrants, withered flowers, damp leaves, cedar and mineral... to name only a few.
Extremely deep and complex. This red wine by Bodegas y Viñedos García Figuero has a lush texture and a richness that never ceases to evolve. Remembrances of wet earth, graphite, lavender, dark mineral, cocoa powder and black fruit. Bold tannins, crisp acidity and extremely long finish. Remarkable ageing potential.
|Our personal opinion||
Provocatively rich and complex, the best years of Figuero Noble 2014 are yet to come. Be sure to decant the wine before drinking it and pair it with first-class meat.
Figuero Noble 2012:
Figuero Noble 2010:
Figuero Noble 2009:
Tanzer 92. Wine Enthusiast 92. Bronze Medal-International Wine Challenge 2013. Parker 89. Peñín 88. ABC Wine Guide 95.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||21|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Alone, Bull meat, Chocolate, Civet, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Specialty plates, Stew|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner|
This is what I would call a wine to cellar. Right now it is like a raging bull, and you better be a good torero if you want to handle it. Everything is here, though. The fruit, the terroir, the tannins... Give it a minimum of 5 years in a good celler and it will become quite something.