Raúl Pérez

About Raúl Pérez

Sensationally talented in both the vineyard and the winery from a remarkably early age, Raúl Pérez crafted his very first vintage for his family’s estate in 1994 at the age of 22. Immediately staking a claim as one of the most progressive and exciting personalities in the country, Pérez has been at the forefront of what experts have declared “The New Spain” since the very inception of the movement.

 

Finding himself in need of autonomy and the freedom to express his own vinous signature, Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez was founded in 2005. Almost instantaneously elevating itself to the position of benchmark estate in the appellation of Bierzo, the extraordinarily energetic and ambitious winemaker quickly expanded his sphere of influence out to the regions of Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra and Tierra de Léon. As famous and prestigious as his name has become, Pérez remains proudly based in the Bierzo village of Valtuille de Abajo – a stone’s throw from his family’s estate.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Gundinas 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £247.67
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.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £247.67
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Rapolao 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £197.27
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Rapolao 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

I was impressed by the 2017 La Vizcaína El Rapolao, but the warm vintage was very good for a warmer vineyard like El Rapolao. This is hands-down my favorite of the 2017s from La Vizcaína, the wine that shows more freshness. It's harmonious and perhaps was harvested a little earlier than the others. Like the other wines from the range, this 2017 has more color than the 2018, as well as more power and a little more concentration, and it's also denser than the 2018, with tannins that are grittier and a little drier. But if I didn't have the 2018 next to this, I would only be praising it, because the 2017 is truly impressive, all in place and simply one step up in power and all the rest to keep the balance. 10,000 bottles were filled in May 2019. This is a late-budding vineyard, and it didn't suffer the effect of the spring hail from the year.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £197.27
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Vitoriana 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £247.67
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Vitoriana 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2017 La Vizcaína La Vitoriana has depth and power, inherent to the vineyard, a cool site that behaves well in a warm year like 2017, but in 2017 I still prefer El Rapolao. The fruit is a little darker and riper without excess (it's all relative when you compare, and sometimes comparisons are tedious...), as the cooler exposition takes the warmer weather better. It's textured and serious. 6,300 bottles were filled, as the north-facing exposures like this escaped the frost of the 2017 spring. It as bottled in May 2019.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £247.67
Raul Perez Prieto Picudo 2007 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £376.07
2007

Raul Perez Prieto Picudo 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Perhaps the most unique (and difficult to describe) of the Raul Perez wines is the 2007 Prieto Picudo sourced from 100-year-old vines and aged for 17 months in French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it has a mind-boggling, sexy bouquet of mineral, truffle, incense, kinky wild blackberry, and black raspberry, Firm on the palate, it is already complex, with silky-textured black fruits, succulent flavors, and a 60-second finish. There is no track record of how it might evolve but its impeccable balance suggests that 6-8 years (or longer) is well within reason.
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Galicia 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £376.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Gundinas 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £193.00
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.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £193.00
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Rapolao 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £151.00
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Rapolao 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

I was impressed by the 2017 La Vizcaína El Rapolao, but the warm vintage was very good for a warmer vineyard like El Rapolao. This is hands-down my favorite of the 2017s from La Vizcaína, the wine that shows more freshness. It's harmonious and perhaps was harvested a little earlier than the others. Like the other wines from the range, this 2017 has more color than the 2018, as well as more power and a little more concentration, and it's also denser than the 2018, with tannins that are grittier and a little drier. But if I didn't have the 2018 next to this, I would only be praising it, because the 2017 is truly impressive, all in place and simply one step up in power and all the rest to keep the balance. 10,000 bottles were filled in May 2019. This is a late-budding vineyard, and it didn't suffer the effect of the spring hail from the year.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £151.00
Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Vitoriana 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £193.00
2017

Raul Perez (Vizcaina) Vitoriana 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

The 2017 La Vizcaína La Vitoriana has depth and power, inherent to the vineyard, a cool site that behaves well in a warm year like 2017, but in 2017 I still prefer El Rapolao. The fruit is a little darker and riper without excess (it's all relative when you compare, and sometimes comparisons are tedious...), as the cooler exposition takes the warmer weather better. It's textured and serious. 6,300 bottles were filled, as the north-facing exposures like this escaped the frost of the 2017 spring. It as bottled in May 2019.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £193.00
Raul Perez Prieto Picudo 2007 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £300.00
2007

Raul Perez Prieto Picudo 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

Perhaps the most unique (and difficult to describe) of the Raul Perez wines is the 2007 Prieto Picudo sourced from 100-year-old vines and aged for 17 months in French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it has a mind-boggling, sexy bouquet of mineral, truffle, incense, kinky wild blackberry, and black raspberry, Firm on the palate, it is already complex, with silky-textured black fruits, succulent flavors, and a 60-second finish. There is no track record of how it might evolve but its impeccable balance suggests that 6-8 years (or longer) is well within reason.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Galicia 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00

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