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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Dominio de Tares Bembibre 2002
Dominio de Tares Bembibre 2002
(search item no. 79078)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Rich and powerful, yet perfectly balanced and focused... Though elegant, it has enough power to reward cellaring. Drink now through 2012."
-Wine Spectator

From six select vineyard plots, all nearing 100 years of age and some ungrafted vines. Careful harvest and berry selection, malolactic in new American oak followed by 15 months in new French oak. Pure concentration and oak/mineral spice retains elegance and focus, a wine of great breed and long future.

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About Dominio de Tares:

Dominio de Tares was formed in 2000 by an enthusiastic group of local investors, leading a quality resurgence following years of neglect in the area. Given Bierzo’s ideal, fresh/mineral terroir and the old Mencía vines, quality at the highest level was an immediate possibility. Amancio Fernández, Bierzo native and one of Spain’s brightest young enologists, brought intimate knowledge of local viticulture to bear, working from the start with the area’s most serious growers in order to obtain the very best fruit.