Marques de Grinon Dominio de Valdepusa Emeritus 2003

Red Blends from Spain

$75.00 $34.99
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Item No. 117779
  • red wine
  • WE92
  • WS90
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS92
  • WE90
  • 1999
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

Presenting a deep cherry color, it combines the best of the varietals from the estate. It has an extremely intense, elegant and expansive nose combined with complex aromas. Powerful in mouth, with an excellent tannic structure and a broad, supple, substantial palate of ripe fruits and wild berries. Solid, elegant and lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Hiding behind Griñon's impressive 2004s is this ultrapremium blend of Cabernet, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Emeritus is sweet and ripe with pipe tobacco, cassis, spice cake and chocolate aromas. It's immense and inviting, with grabby, plump blackberry fruit along with cinnamon, mocha and cola notes. Creamy, rich and almost unctuous."
92 Points

"This powerful red is muscular and austere in structure, showing dark flavors of iron, coffee, anise and tar, with blackberry fruit. Not giving much now, but there's impressive concentration. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Best after 2011."
90 Points

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Style: Big & Bold
AWESOME! The meritage of Spain is bright and resplendent with flavors. Just served it to some friends with filets of beef and they raved about it. I bought the two times it was offered.
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very intense and rich - smooth finish with a lot of life left in the bottle
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Learn About Marques de Grinon

Carlos Falcó Fernandez de Córdova, Marquis of Griñon, has pioneered the modernization of vine growing and winemaking in Spain. He is a grandee of Spain and Vice President of the Spanish Gastronomical Academy and President of the Castilla La Mancha chapter. In 1974, he introduced Spain to the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties. This was but the first step in a series of...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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