2014 Benjamin Romeo Predicador (750ml)

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain


Predicador was a wine that was born as a minor wine at a very specific moment in time, and many people (including yours truly) had not quite realized it has grown into an adult, proper Rioja red. The 2014 Predicador I tasted had only been bottled for two weeks and was a little dizzy. But if you wait or can read between the lines, it's terribly perfumed and intoxicating, with penetrating aromas of macerated cherries and very decayed violets, a little decadent. The palate is silky, with superb tannins and great balance. This is among the best vintages ever released since the initial 2004.

92 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 226 - Aug 2016)

A fresh and mineral nose with cherries, currants and blueberries. Full body, compact and firm tannins and a medium finish. Shows some complexity and plenty of pure fruit character. Give it two or three years to come together.

92 points, James Suckling (Dec 2016)

Deep, lurid ruby color. Ripe dark berries, roasted coffee, candied licorice and vanilla on the spice-accented nose. Plush and open-knit, offering sweet blackberry, cherry-cola, mocha and spicecake flavors and an exotic touch of allspice. Finishes very long, smoky and smooth, with repeating dark berry character and rounded, even tannins that sneak in late.

91 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Feb 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
4 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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