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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Castro Ventosa Valtuille Cepas Centenarias 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £352.07
2019

Castro Ventosa Valtuille Cepas Centenarias 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2019 Valtuille Cepas Centenarias comes from a single plot of ancient vines that could qualify as Vino de Paraje and in the future as Vino de Viña, but they are never going to do it because it's their traditional name and label and one of the most consistent wines from the winery. It is made with field blend with lots of different grapes on clay and sand soils. It fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts with a long 60-day maceration and matured in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels (but, in the future, they might move to oval oak foudres) for one year. It has the violets and the perfume from the 2018 vintage but with more dimension, more layers and depth. A stellar performance in 2019 (again!). 3,500 bottles produced, what the plot delivered. It was bottled in June 2021.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £352.07
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Gundinas 2017 (6x75cl)
£142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Gundinas 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

La Gundiñas is the wine that shows the most differences between 2017 and 2018. The 2017 La Vizcaína Las Gundiñas is dark and concentrated, a wine of sun, while the 2018 is delicate and feels like a mini Bonnes Mares! This is quite like a Cornas—meaty, juicy, a little reticent and powerful, with abundant tannins. This is one wine that behaves better in 2017 than in 2016. This is a plot that has ups and down; it might be more regular in the future, as they finally bought it in 2018. Some 5,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2019.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 20 93 (WA) Read Review/Description £142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Poulosa 2017 (6x75cl)
£142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Poulosa 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (92)

Bright ruby. Ripe red and blue fruits, licorice and an exotic spice nuance on the mineral-inflected nose. Appealingly sweet cassis, bitter cherry and blueberry flavors deepen, spread out and take on a mocha nuance with air. Subtly gripping tannins frame a long, smoky finish that emphatically repeats the blue fruit and floral notes.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 20 92 (VN) Read Review/Description £142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Poulosa 2018 (6x75cl)
£142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
2018

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Poulosa 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

Saturated garnet. An expansive bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, pungent flowers, allspice and licorice, and a mineral topnote lends urgency. Palate-coating raspberry, bitter cherry and candied lavender flavors deepen and turn sweeter with air. Smoothly blends power and delicacy and finishes very long and focused, with fine-grained tannins adding subtle grip.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 14 94 (VN) Read Review/Description £142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Rapolao 2018 (6x75cl)
£142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
2018

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Rapolao 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95+)

There is a bit of an animal hint on the nose of the 2018 La Vizcaína El Rapolao, which Raúl Pérez tells me is always part of the character of the wine when it's young. The difference with the 2017 is the quality of the tannins, which rounder and more elegant here, and the concentration, which is lower here, so this 2018 comes through as more fluid, fresh and elegant, with a silkier mouthfeel. They finally bought the vineyard in 2018, and the change in viticulture resulted in lower yields: they produced 6,000 bottles of this 2018, compared with the 10,000 bottles of the 2017. They have bought three more plots for this bottling, so volumes will grow in the future. The initial sensation fades after the wine has been in bottle for one hour, and it makes sense that it's gong to disappear with some more time in bottle. Pérez thinks it might be related to the recent bottling. It was bottled in May 2020, a few weeks before I tasted it.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 95+ (WA) Read Review/Description £142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Vitoriana 2017 (6x75cl)
£142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Vitoriana 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous - Josh Raynolds (94)

Shimmering violet. Intensely perfumed aromas of dark berries, cherry pit, incense, exotic spices and pungent flowers, along with a smoky mineral flourish that builds in the glass. Densely packed and chewy on the palate, showing excellent depth and bright mineral lift to the sappy black and blue fruit, spicecake and violet pastille flavors. Gains energy with air and finishes impressively long and juicy, polished tannins building slowly and harmonizing with the wine's mineral-tinged fruit.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 12 94 (VN) Read Review/Description £142.07
Inc. VAT: £142.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Castro Ventosa Valtuille Cepas Centenarias 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £280.00
2019

Castro Ventosa Valtuille Cepas Centenarias 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The 2019 Valtuille Cepas Centenarias comes from a single plot of ancient vines that could qualify as Vino de Paraje and in the future as Vino de Viña, but they are never going to do it because it's their traditional name and label and one of the most consistent wines from the winery. It is made with field blend with lots of different grapes on clay and sand soils. It fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts with a long 60-day maceration and matured in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels (but, in the future, they might move to oval oak foudres) for one year. It has the violets and the perfume from the 2018 vintage but with more dimension, more layers and depth. A stellar performance in 2019 (again!). 3,500 bottles produced, what the plot delivered. It was bottled in June 2021.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £280.00
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Gundinas 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £105.00
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Gundinas 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

La Gundiñas is the wine that shows the most differences between 2017 and 2018. The 2017 La Vizcaína Las Gundiñas is dark and concentrated, a wine of sun, while the 2018 is delicate and feels like a mini Bonnes Mares! This is quite like a Cornas—meaty, juicy, a little reticent and powerful, with abundant tannins. This is one wine that behaves better in 2017 than in 2016. This is a plot that has ups and down; it might be more regular in the future, as they finally bought it in 2018. Some 5,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2019.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 20 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £105.00
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Poulosa 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £105.00
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Poulosa 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (92)

Bright ruby. Ripe red and blue fruits, licorice and an exotic spice nuance on the mineral-inflected nose. Appealingly sweet cassis, bitter cherry and blueberry flavors deepen, spread out and take on a mocha nuance with air. Subtly gripping tannins frame a long, smoky finish that emphatically repeats the blue fruit and floral notes.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 20 92 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £105.00
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Poulosa 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £105.00
2018

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Poulosa 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

Saturated garnet. An expansive bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, pungent flowers, allspice and licorice, and a mineral topnote lends urgency. Palate-coating raspberry, bitter cherry and candied lavender flavors deepen and turn sweeter with air. Smoothly blends power and delicacy and finishes very long and focused, with fine-grained tannins adding subtle grip.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 14 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £105.00
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Rapolao 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £105.00
2018

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Rapolao 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95+)

There is a bit of an animal hint on the nose of the 2018 La Vizcaína El Rapolao, which Raúl Pérez tells me is always part of the character of the wine when it's young. The difference with the 2017 is the quality of the tannins, which rounder and more elegant here, and the concentration, which is lower here, so this 2018 comes through as more fluid, fresh and elegant, with a silkier mouthfeel. They finally bought the vineyard in 2018, and the change in viticulture resulted in lower yields: they produced 6,000 bottles of this 2018, compared with the 10,000 bottles of the 2017. They have bought three more plots for this bottling, so volumes will grow in the future. The initial sensation fades after the wine has been in bottle for one hour, and it makes sense that it's gong to disappear with some more time in bottle. Pérez thinks it might be related to the recent bottling. It was bottled in May 2020, a few weeks before I tasted it.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 95+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £105.00
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Vitoriana 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £105.00
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Vitoriana 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous - Josh Raynolds (94)

Shimmering violet. Intensely perfumed aromas of dark berries, cherry pit, incense, exotic spices and pungent flowers, along with a smoky mineral flourish that builds in the glass. Densely packed and chewy on the palate, showing excellent depth and bright mineral lift to the sappy black and blue fruit, spicecake and violet pastille flavors. Gains energy with air and finishes impressively long and juicy, polished tannins building slowly and harmonizing with the wine's mineral-tinged fruit.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 weeks

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 12 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £105.00

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