Telmo Rodríguez

Ribera del Duero

'Matallana' Tinto Fino 2013


A truly great modern, bio-dynamic old-vine Tempranillo. Blue flowers fossilised in dried blood, fantastic concentration, but always savoury, never OTT with fruit sweetness-the glycerol is at the same time terrifically minerally. There's an incredibly long, twining structure down the back straight, with wonderful natural fruit tannins and acid wrapping and rolling with the oak, form a holistic unit.