Bodegas Portia, Prima La Encina 2016
Ribera del Duero Spain
Made from 100 percent Tempranillo, Portia Prima is sourced from a single vineyard called ‘Pago de La Encina’, located in the heart of Ribera del Duero appellation. The grapes go through malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels, where they are aged for 15 months.
97 Points & Platinum, Decanter
"Gorgeous spicy black fruit and prune nose. Round, ripe tannins and precise blackberry fruit on the palate with great character and hints of spice box and cedarwood. An outstanding Ribera with prodigious length and persistence."94 Points, James Suckling
"This delivers all the power of Ribera with some refinement and elegance. Dark plums, blackberries and violets and gently toasty oak that is well integrated and adds clove and chocolate. The palate has effortless depth, the tannins wrapped neatly around dark plums."