Figuero Noble 2003 Tempranillo

94 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Ribera del Duero Region, Spain
100% Tempranillo
21 months in oak
Cases Produced
75 imported to US
Sweetness Level
Diet Friendly
Low carb, Low sugar, Paleo, Keto

94 Points, The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Jr.- (upon reviewing several of their wines) "This is an impressive lineup from Garcia Figuero. Each of the wines is 100% Tempranillo from estate vineyards but differ in terms of oak treatment and vineyard selection. The grand finale is the 2003 Figuero Noble. The grapes for this superb effort are from estate vineyards over 70 years of age. The wine was aged in new barrels for 21 months, the first 15 in American oak, and the last 6 months in French Allier and Troncais oak. The wine is purple in color with a nose of toasty oak and candied black fruits with a touch of minerality. On the palate, it is layered and rich with chocolate added to the mix of still primary sweet blue and black berries. The ripe tannins are well covered but the structure is there for another 6-8 years of evolution."

The 2003 Figuero Noble is a deep red, with brick red edges. A candied nose reminiscent of fruit preserves, with mineral notes giving rise to a complex wine that gradually reveals novel English chocolate nuances and milky notes. The palate mirrors the aromas- a harmonious blending of fruits and wood. As its name suggests, the nobility of this wine is reflected from the very first sip to the long, lingering finish.

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