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Secreto, Ribera del Duero 2018

Red Wine from Spain - Ribera Del Duero
3.833330000 star rating 6 Reviews
A beautifully crafted Spanish red from Ribera del Duero, famous for its fine, intense wines from tinta del pais (aka tempranillo). Secreto is layered with blueberry fruit and ripe tannins.
Price: £19.00 Bottle
Price: £114.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SP17071

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Tempranillo
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2026
  • 14% Alcohol
  • bouquet/flavour marked by oak
  • Cork, natural
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Secreto, Ribera del Duero Video transcript

Video transcript

Here we have a special wine from a special place in Spain.

The region is Ribera del Duero, a few hours drive north of Madrid, high up on the Meseta.

It's continental, surrounded by land. The climate here is quite fierce, extraordinarily hot during the summer, incredibly cold during the winter.

The season is short, so tempranillo grows really successfully in very specially sited vineyards, and Secreto comes from one of these special places.

This is a wine that really expresses Ribera's expression of tempranillo, which is all about power and intensity.

You can see by the colour of the wine. It's dark, almost opaque. It spends twelve months in oak, which gives it a lovely sort of exotic, smoky flavour. This is a full-bodied, powerful style of Ribera, but perhaps with a sense of elegance that many other Riberas aspire to.

I do hope you enjoy drinking this.

Viña Mayor

Shropshire Star

The best wine yet under this increasingly impressive label. All sourced from red clay soils in La Horra, it's a perfumed, elegant refined wine. Understated oak and layeers of raspberry, tangerine and wild ...
The best wine yet under this increasingly impressive label. All sourced from red clay soils in La Horra, it's a perfumed, elegant refined wine. Understated oak and layeers of raspberry, tangerine and wild strawberry fruit make this a pleasure to drink.
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Sharon Walters

Decanter

Almudena Alberca MW is moving onto higher ground with Vina Mayor year after year. This is a wine for hedonists: intensely fragrant, deftly built on bright and expressive fruit, an excellent entry point to ...
Almudena Alberca MW is moving onto higher ground with Vina Mayor year after year. This is a wine for hedonists: intensely fragrant, deftly built on bright and expressive fruit, an excellent entry point to the attractiveness of tempranillo fruit and a most appealing expression of Ribera. Juicy and appetising, round and mellow, creamy and chalky, this is the result of masterly fruit selection and careful winemaking. The wine will keep, but it is made to be drunk on its fruit.
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Pedro Ballesteros Torres

Press & Journal

Dark berries dominate Secreto with bramble and blueberry scents and flavours. This is full-bodied, rich and smooth with a savoury edge. There are notes of dark chocolate, cinnamon and spice.

Carol Brown

Midweek Wines

Smooth yet inky in colour, [this] provides classy black cherry and plum flavours with firm tannin but gentle acidity and suspicions of cola, anise and a subtle sweetness within its nicely rounded density. ...
Smooth yet inky in colour, [this] provides classy black cherry and plum flavours with firm tannin but gentle acidity and suspicions of cola, anise and a subtle sweetness within its nicely rounded density.
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Brian Elliott

JancisRobinson.com

Deep crimson. There�s a sweetness here, pure black fruit and a hint of tar. Chewy, benchmark Ribera with a definite spine that I might have attributed to the Cabernet but the percentage is very low. Firm, ...
Deep crimson. There�s a sweetness here, pure black fruit and a hint of tar. Chewy, benchmark Ribera with a definite spine that I might have attributed to the Cabernet but the percentage is very low. Firm, chewy and not overly oaked. Should age well. Good value 16.5/20
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Julia Harding MW

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