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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Comenge Ribera del Duero 2005
Comenge Ribera del Duero 2005
(search item no. 97717)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A rich display of aromas including Bing cherries, prunes, violets and sandalwood. On the palate the wine is very well structured with mature tannins and elegant notes of forest fruit, dark chocolate and a dash of nutmeg, followed by a very long and expressive finish.

Located in a high elevation region within the heart of Ribera del Duero, the Comenge winery was founded in 1998 by one of the foremost experts on Spanish wine and Spanish grape varieties. Miguel Comenge's goal was to make a well-balanced, delicious wine from the Ribera del Duero without the excessive tannin structure of many wines in the region. Each vintage is made with the strictest selection measures and attention to quality, from the budding of the vines down to the bottling of the wine.

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About Comenge:

The Comenge project was initiated thanks to Jaime Comenge Puig’s enthusiasm for the world of wine. Under the watchful technical guidance of Rafael Cuerda, their decisions have been innovative and clear from the beginning.

Comenge was founded in 1999 with twelve hectors of vineyard near the villages of Pesquera and Curiel de Duero, the heart of Spain’s famous wine region, Ribera del Duero. This region gives the brand its Designation of Origin. The project has grown steadily. Other investors have provided their effort and motivation to the business. In 2001, fourteen additional hectors were planted around the bodega (winery) that started working in 2002 and finished in 2003.

Our philosophy is to achieve one of the best wines of Spain, only through day-to-day team work. Our product has quickly positioned itself at the top of the Spanish viticulture for its enological excellence.