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Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas 2019

Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas


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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

Here we have a rounded, elegant and well-designed wine, the sort of wine to suit everyone's taste. A creamy wine in all respects (dense tears, maturity on the nose and smooth juiciness on the palate), that presents the Mencia's fruit character with interesting but always complementary ageing notes (good work with the wood), and offers real pleasure. A wine to enjoy on its own or on any occasion, a wine for conversation but also a good companion to marinated meat dishes or a fine fillet, for example.

As its name clearly indicates, Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas is made using Mencia grapes grown on vines over 60 years old, from vineyards cultivated on terraces and hill-slopes with gravel and slate soils, a location that contributes to their ripeness and elegance. In appearance it displays a dark Picota cherry colour with good density and slow-running tears, and releases fine aromas in the glass: ripe fresh fruit, a little more red than what we will find on the palate, but both are there, spicy notes of pepper and cocoa, with lactic and protein notes in the foreground, and some fresh aromas that appear in crescendo at the same time as others emerge of a smoky, earthy nature, along with biscuits and cinnamon. Complex, rounded, balanced.

On the palate, it follows the same pattern, although the fruit ripeness identifies better with black fruit. Having a sweet entry, it is intense, medium-bodied and light in the mouth, juicy, with good persistence and a slightly bitter finish, not at all harsh. A great classic.

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Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Red meat
Poultry and white meats
Snacks and appetizers
Sausages and ham

Veal steak / To enjoy on its own / Marinated meats

Ratings and awards

202090 PK
201791 PN
201690 PK
200991 PN
200891 PN
200792 PK92 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

After some ups and downs, the 2016 Cepas Viejas seems to be recovering the quality of yesteryear. The oak is much better integrated, the fruit is at the forefront, the aromas are clean and the texture is fine, with round tannins and very tasty flavors. It's good to see this wine coming back to what it once was. 120,000 bottles produced.

— Luis Gutiérrez (28/02/2019)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2016 - 90 PARKER

Customer reviews

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The winery

Dominio de Tares

Dominio de Tares

Discovering old vineyards in the mountainous Alto Bierzo region and obtaining high expression products form the main objective of this winery, which has been capable of turning itself into a benchmark winery, not only in the denomination but also in the wine sector in general. A young, professional and creative team that concentrates its efforts on amazing and satisfying its faithful clientele year after year, helping them to discover the huge potential of this area - a land...


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