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2005 Bodegas Conde Neo Punta Esencia (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Bodegas Conde   details
Appellation: Ribera del Duero - Castilla y León - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Tempranillo
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$50.00
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: July 11, 2011 , hilda dimasi
4.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Acidity: supple; Body: full-bodied; Overall: rich; One of my favourites "
rated: October 22, 2016 , Jay Miller (WA)
96 points "The 2005 Neo Punta Esencia is a large-scaled behemoth with lots of fruit and the structure to match. It presents a superb aromatic array of toasty new oak, mineral, truffle, violets, licorice, and blackberry. On the palate it is full-bodied, weighty, and powerful leading to a rich, full-flavored finish. It should easily have a 30 year lifespan. Bodegas Neo consists of a bunch of young guys having the time of their lives. They seem to be making wine everywhere (Rueda, Priorat, Bierzo, Rioja, and Ribera del Duero), as well as designing wine labels, recording music videos, and generally partying. But when it comes down to their top two wines, they are deadly serious. On my visit in May, 2010, I was shown verticals of Neo and Neo Punta Esencia. Neo is sourced from 50- to 60-year-old Tempranillo vines and typically aged in French and American oak for 15 months before bottling without fining or filtration. Neo Punta Esencia is made only in the better years. It is sourced from a single, 80-year-old vineyard producing tiny yields. It receives the “200% new oak” treatment spending 12 months in 100% new French oak before racking into a different set of new barrels for 6 months. " Best 2016-2040
rated: October 22, 2016 , VM
94 points "(100% tempranillo; 200% new oak) Deep ruby. Smoky dark berries and cherry liqueur on the nose, with complicating notes of Asian spices, cola and cured meat. Luscious dark berry flavors are impressively lithe and precise, betraying no excess weight or overt oakiness. Silky tannins add gentle grip to the impressively long, exuberant finish, which leaves behind hints of cola, cracked pepper and mocha." Best 2016-2038
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