Located in the heart of the D.O. Ribera del Duero, Bodegas Comenge was founded with the principal goal of
perfecting the true expression of Spain's signature grape variety, Tempranillo. This flagship wine is made using a
triple selection process, whereby only the ripest and healthiest fruit enter the tank for alcoholic fermentation.
Coddled from beginning to end, this wine has a marked mineral character, accompanied by the characteristic dark
fruit and soft floral notes often found in the famous Tempranillos that come from the high-elevation, calcareous
plateaus of Ribera del Duero. Rich and potent, with a long, succulent finish, this wine is meant to be consumed now
or aged for up to 20 years.
"The 2006 Comenge is 100% Tempranillo aged sur lie for 13 months in French and American oak. Deep purple in color, it offers up a nose of earthy minerality, underbrush, spice box, violets, and blackberry. On the palate it displays some elegance, plenty of spicy fruit, good balance, and a medium-long fruit-filled finish. It can be enjoyed over the next 5-7 years.
The Wine Advocate
"Bold and chunky Ribera wine with black fruit aromas that don’t tread lightly. The palate is lush and features a nice overall feel, while the flavors of berry fruit and chocolate hint at raisin but don’t fully cross the threshhold. Heavier and darker than prior years. Drink now. "
"Vivid ruby. Rich aromas of cherry, plum, mocha and chocolatey oak; smells serious. Deep and structured, with good dark fruit flavor intensity and slow-mounting spiciness. Smoothes out a bit toward the back, finishing with chewy tannins and hints of pepper and herbs. This powerful, somewhat chunky wine may mellow out with bottle age.
International Wine Cellar