Pago de Los Capellanes Crianza 2009

Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain

Item No. 131265
  • red wine
  • WS93
  • RP91
  • W&S91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WS93

Winemaker's Notes

This amazing Crianza from Ribera del Duero has a very bright, intense maraschino cherry colour that fades to a Cardinal red rim. It has a very marked aroma with a good balance of fruit and wood, where tones of vanilla intermingle with well-ripened fruit, black berries and wild fruits. There are also noticeable hints of leather and liquorice, resulting from the mingling of the French oak and the aromas inherent in this variety of grape. In the mouth, the wine has a smooth texture but fills the palate with balanced flavours, including fine tannins, which help extend the life of the wine. The finish and aftertaste are both long and elegant.

Critical Acclaim

"The polished texture carries complex yet harmonious flavors of plum, toast, licorice and mineral in this elegant red. Spice and floral notes linger on the long, gentle finish. Very focused and fresh. "
93 Points

"The 2009 Crianza has a lovely, rounded dark plum and balsamic-tinged bouquet that unfurls with hints of wild heather and crushed violets. The palate is medium-bodied with orange peel, tart red cherries and a hint of dark chocolate, the finish nicely composed and showing impressive persistency and focus. Recommended. Drink now-2017."
91 Points

"Despite the significant tannins, which create a dense barrier to the fruit, this wine grows increasingly more approachable with time in the glass. Wait long enough and it becomes silky and smooth, beginning to evidence its fruitier side. Decant this in the morning to serve with a dinner of braised lamb."
91 Points

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Learn About Pago de Los Capellanes

Owned by Francisco Rodero and his wife Conchi Villa, Pago de los Capellanes is an estate located 1 km from Pedrosa de Duero - a Burgos village in which some of the best Ribera del Duero grapes are harvested. Its name has historical origins, harking back to a time when it belonged to the church and chaplains from nearby Pedrosa frequented the place. Today, the setting has been...

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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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