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2009 Vinas de la Vega del Duero Quinta Sardonia Vino de la Tierra, Sardon (750ml)

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Country: Spain
Region: Sardon
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Review Score: 95RAS, 92-95WA
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

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Sardonia is new. So new, the Spanish can only call it "Vino de la Tierra," but I have great trust in the maker Peter Sisseck, the guy behind the brilliant Pingus and Hacienda Monasterio. This is his newest project, on the outskirts of Ribera del Duero. Young, biodynamic and developing into a cult wine. As much Bordeaux as Duero: Tinto fino fleshed out with cabernet sauvignon and the other Bordeaux varietals (along with syrah too). A dark smoking blend that layers blue and black fruits with meaty flavors and herbs, this is a sleek and complex beauty. And that's just right now. This baby will last 15 or 20 years. As much as I love old vines and great traditions, I love tasting something new of such high quality. Sisseck started this project outside official Ribera del Duero near Valladolid 1, but it's still on perfect soil... calcareous, chalky and rocky. This blend is his idea too. Sisseck and his partner have been in place for only 10 years so far and I can't wait to see it grow. You're gonna want to be there, too. At 15 percent off, you can get in on Quinta Sardonia early.

95 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Jul 2012)

The 2009 Quinta Sardonia, tasted from a barrel sample, is purple/black in color with an enticing bouquet of smoke, game, lightly roasted herbs, blackberry, and blueberry. Supple, ripe, and sweetly-fruited, this lengthy offering should reach its peak 2016 and drink well through 2029.

92-95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2010)