Wine Advocate | Rating: 97A longer term prospect will be the 2014 Impulsivo, which is 100% Tempranillo brought up in puncheons. It has tons of black and blue fruits, smoked earth and graphite, as well as full-bodied richness, building tannin and top-notch purity. It has a lot of tannin, so it won't be one to open right on release.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Has personality to spare, featuring vivid smoky pepper and plum aromas, with deep flavors of currant, bay leaf and black olive. Finishes with tannic torque. Best after 2018. 226 cases made.Drink Dates: 2018+Author: Tim Fish
Tempranillo is indigenous to and is the country’s most-planted variety. It has thick skin and medium acidity and requires sufficient warmth to develop its signature aromas. In order to maintain acidity during growth to produce a well-balanced wine, the best sites must have a high diurnal temperature range. The best examples of these sites can be found in the high-altitude locations of and . Here producers such as , , , and make full-bodied, age-worthy wines with concentrated flavors of red cherry, tobacco, cured meat, and dried figs, as well as dill and vanilla from long periods in American oak.Tempranillo’s savory flavors pair well with cured meats (particularly Spain’s famous Jamón Iberico de Bellota), roasted vegetables, barbeque-grilled meats, smoky dishes, corn-based dishes, and Mexican cuisine.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 41 bottles owned
- 15 collectors