Convento de las Claras 2012

Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain

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Item No. 127590
  • RP91
  • ST91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The nose has a very high intensity of blackberries, raspberries, blackberries and black licorice, which are combined with toasted and spicy flavors typical of aging in French oak. The palate is balanced with acidity, soft tannins and a long finish suggestive of fruity and spicy notes.

Critical Acclaim

"(aged for eight months in new French oak): Saturated ruby. Smoky, expansive aromas of candied cherry, rose and pipe tobacco. Silky, sharply focused red fruit and floral pastille flavors pick up a spicy nuance with air and display impressive energy. Closes silky, sweet and very long, with fine-grained tannins adding shape. "
91 Points

"Saturated ruby. Smoky, expansive aromas of candied cherry, rose and pipe tobacco. Silky, sharply focused red fruit and floral pastille flavors pick up a spicy nuance with air and display impressive energy. Closes silky, sweet and very long, with fine-grained tannins adding shape."
91 Points

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Rating:
(5/17/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Softer and more approachable than the 2011, I like it better for drinking today. Nice complexity, clean and smooth, earthy and spicy. A very nice and enjoyable wine at a great price. If you like big Bordeaux, this would be a good alternative at a much better price.
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Learn About Ribera del Duero

(rib-EHR-ah del dwehr-oh) Only a DO since 1982, Ribera del Duero has been making wine for centuries, and some of the bodegas there have been family run for generations. Of course, the most famous wine of the region is Vega Sicilia, possibly the most expensive and sought-after wine in Spain. Notable Facts The wines of Ribera del Duero are mainly red - white wines here are...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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