Tinto Figuero 4 2011, 2012

Viñados y Bodegas García Figuero Tinto Figuero 4 2011 Düsseldorf May 2013 €10

and then the 2012 in May 2014 in a Düsseldorf tapas restaurant €34.

 

The first time I drank this wine I was not impressed. There was nothing wrong with the wine, but it was nothing special and there were better ways of spending €10 on Ribera wine. The second time and a different vintage the wine was sensational – fruit, some oak – a hint of boot polish and then a very long and spicy finish. Something I have never encountered in a Ribera Roble before, I have no idea if the winery has changed the composition from 100% tempranillo to something with some garnacha – but the website says 100% tempranillo. If you can find this wine, this vintage, outside of a restaurant do buy some and try it.

 

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