£28.10/ 0.75 L btl
Protos wines are characterized by their excellent combination of wood and fruit, and noted for their enduring length and smoothness which make for very pleasant drinking. This is their Reserva, a wine made from selected Tinta del País (Tempranillo) grapes, sourced from their oldest vineyard plots and aged for 18 months in American and French oak barrels, followed by at least 24 months in bottle. A fruity, flavoursome wine, elegant and full of nuances.
What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Garnet rim / Violet glints|
|Higly aromatic / Complex / Fruit aromas / Ripe fruit / Sweet spices / Vanilla / Cinnamon / Clove / Liquorice|
|Full / Structured / Fruit-forward / Well-integrated wood / Pleasant finish / Long finish / Persistent / Aromatic|
Drinking and storing
Meat casseroles / Poultry / Turkey / Duck confit / Magret of duck / Red meats / Stews / Oxtail / Game dishes / Pasta dishes / Cooked sausages / Vegetable casseroles / Fish / Eggs / Cured cheeses / Meat soups / Rice dishes / Serrano ham / Omelette
Ratings and awards
|2015||93 PN||91 SK|
|2011||90 PK||93 PN|
Outstanding wine. One for special occasions
I am generally more of a rioja drinker but I do like to dip into Ribera del Dueros from time to time. This one definitely doesn't disappoint. Well worth a try
A beautifully made wine, perfect balance of oak and fruit and a long finish.
A fine wine. For what it is its not expensive. Red fruit and black flavours with a hint of eucalyptus, and a fine bouquest.
Wine of the year
This is my wine of the year when one compares quality with cost - i.e. value. A delicious full bodied wine of great class.
Latest vintage as good as ever. A beautiful tasting wine with intense cherry fruit and a really long gorgeous finish.
Balanced, serious and delicious.
This is a fine wine! A lovely whiff of rasberries, vanilla with a hint of farmyard in the background. It is tannic with a wonderful,balance between oak and fruit. It has a long finish too. It will age well if kept proprerly cellared for at least another 5 years. Definitely worth saving to have with good food. It would go well with venison, beef or lamb. Actually good value. Decant or at least open 2 hours before drinking. Strongly recommended.
|Ageing period||Between 18 and 24 months|
|Barrel age||New and one wine|
|Type of wood||Oak|
|Climate||Continental with Mediterranean influence|
Protos was founded in 1927 and was the first winery in the wine region known as Ribera del Duero, being its first name precisely that one: Ribera del Duero. In the early 1980s, coinciding with the creation of the Regulatory Council of the area, the winery changed its original name to Bodegas Protos (from the Greek protos, which means first). It ceded its first name to the Regulatory Council, authorising it to use that name to identify the Ribera del Duero denomination of origin....