This classic Spanish red wine is a single varietal Tempranillo wine made from estate-owned vineyards, 30% of which are over 50 years old, while the rest are 20 to 40 years of age.
The harvest of Tinto Figuero 12 Meses, produced by Bodegas y Viñedos García Figuero, was carried out in little boxes to avoid fruit bruises.
Once in the cellar, the grapes were put into stainless steel tanks and cold-soaked for over a period of two days.
During the process of alcoholic fermentation, perodic punch-overs and pump-downs were performed to maximize contact between the wine and the solid skin cap.
Then Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2016 was transferred into 60% French and 40% American oak barrels, where it was aged for 12 months. Once bottled, this Crianza red wine aged for another 24 months.
Properly stored, this red wine from Ribera del Duero will have a lifespan of 10-12 years.
Decant 30 minutes before drinking.
The wine Tinto Figuero 12 Meses has a clean, very bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
This Crianza red wine has a strong, but not overpowering character. Notes of ripe strawberries, blackberries, balsam, liquorice and cocoa. Subtle mineral undertones, mingled with dim toasted notions. A nicely balanced Tempranillo.
Savoury and gentle, this red wine Bodegas García Figuero has a velvety texture, noble tannins and good acidity. Well-balanced and quite focused, with a long, fruity finish. This red wine from Ribera del Duero is also quite young, and it has plenty of room for improvement.
|Our personal opinion||
The excellently priced Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2016 is complex and elegant. A very interesting Ribera.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2015:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 91.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2014:
Parker 90. Peñín 92. Enterwine 93.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2013:
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2012:
Parker 90. Peñín 91.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2011:
Parker 90. Peñín 90.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes 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 and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Cooked foods, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement|
This red wine has nice, very personal bouquet. It is very smooth and fresh on the palate. An excellent purchase.