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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.5%

The wine

Pepe Yllera Roble is a splendid red wine from the Ribera del Duero DO appellation. It is made with Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes hand picked from 30-40 year old vines. The fruit is actually carefully selected twice, once on the vine and then again in the winery, before being destemmed. The must undergoes an alcoholic fermentation at 28º in stainless steel deposits and is pumped over daily to extract colour. A malolactic fermentation gives the wine roundness and pleasantness. It then ages for six months in American and French oak barrels before being bottled.

It displays a cherry colour with hints of cardinal red and a powerful nose with aromas of red and black fruit alongside spices (vanilla, liquorice) and soothing herbal notes (eucalyptus) from its time in wood. Aromas typical of aged Cabernet Sauvignon also appear such as hints of smoke and cedar. It is wide, pleasant, silky, velvety and moreish in the mouth. A pleasant acidity makes it a fresh wine, with a lingering finish and an aftertaste combining fruits of the forest such as blackcurrants with comforting hints of vanilla.

Pepe Yllera is an ideal wine to pair with any kind of meat, especially typical cured Spanish sausages (embutidos), roast lamb, roast suckling pig or game dishes, as well as semi-hard cheeses.

What does this wine taste like?

Morello cherry red / Violet glints
Powerful / Fruit aromas / Black fruit / Red fruit / Spicy notes / Vanilla / Liquorice / Balsamic notes / Eucalyptus
Smooth / Velvety / Silky / Full / Rich / Lovely / Pleasant / Good acidity / Fresh / Long finish / Forest fruits / Vanilla

Drinking and storing

Serve between 15ºC and 19ºC

Food pairing

Any type of meat / Iberian sausages / White meats / Roasts / Lamb / Red meats / Roast suckling pig / Small game dishes / Hare / Partridge / Vegetable casseroles / Cured cheeses / Semi-cured cheeses

Ratings and awards

202092 PK
201991 PK
201890-91 PK
PK: Parker

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

There is a big change in the wines since 2018 because of the work they started doing in Vivaltus that permeated the rest of the projects, including the 2019 Pepe Yllera, from a warm and dry year. It is less ripe and with a lot less oak (they started using Flextank eggs and 500-liter oak barrels and harvesting earlier—two to three weeks before they used to), which kept the wine to 14% alcohol and good freshness. It's medium-bodied and has very fine tannins. It has a small percentage of Cabernet and Merlot (around 12%). It's a great improvement and a bargain.

— Luis Gutiérrez (31/01/2023)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2019 - 91 PARKER

Customer reviews

32 reviews


Vinification materialWood
Ageing period6 months
Type of woodFrench oak

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