Telmo Rodríguez

Ribera del Duero

'Matallana' Tinto Fino 2007


Leather, tobacco, anise, gravel, blue-flowers, dense and deft - even in youth it has perfume, not smell. Wow! The palate's savoury-leathery with immaculate fruit tannin holding whatever oak (very fine, cedary, tight-grained), very close... there's a lashing of fine minerals, saturation blue fruits and exuberant blue-note perfume down back. Everything emerges. Savoury-yet-fruited, super.