Navarro Lopez – 25/06/2012

Don Aurelio Verdejo Macabeo 2011
Fresh vibrant apples green fruits, very different aromatics to those of Rueda, juicy fruits. Lovely and fresh, light, fruit driven, clean and pure, simple uncomplicated balanced. A touch of R/S to lift the fruit flavours and make things that much easier to drunk several bottles in this heat.

Para Celsus Blanco 2011 (airen and viognier)
Viognier having quite an impact aromatically, quite perfumed floral notes, hints of dried apricots, very tight and lean freshness and fruit. Pure clean light and slightly nutty on the back from some old oak, very light fruit characters on the palate, very soft notes of complexity.

Don Aurelio Rosado Tempranillo 2011
At first quite jubey fruit sweet nose, but then showing some minerality and some slight savoury compounds. Nice fresh off-dry style, round broad soft, good level of R/S to fruiten the wine, good acids to ad to the vibrancy and aperitivo style. Purity of red fruits and some creaminess as well.

Don Aurelio Tempranillo Seleccion 2011 (no oak)
Very soft bright, mellow nose of plums and blueberries. Soft juicy tannins and fruit, freshness from acidity but very easy uncomplicated approachable wine that isn’t sweet, hot, or aggressive at all.

Tierracalar Tempranillo 2011 (Tierra de Castilla) – corked
Quite reductive at the moment, fruit somewhat subdued, interesting floral notes, slightly savoury red and black fruits. Oak making an impact even though it is only blended into non-oaked material.

Don Aurelio Crianza 2009
Nice soft nose, very light with fruit and oak. Full bright red fruits, lot’s of cherry and fresh raspberry blackberry notes, oak barely influencing, just good and approachable.

Premium 1904 2010 (tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon)
Very closed aromatically, needs some more time in bottle, dense dark fruits and subduing oak. Darker fuller more tannic and slightly sweet from oak, very serious and structured but still with some acidity freshness to make the wine approachable now with food. Five years ageing potential.

Vina Trebolar 2009 (tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon and syrah)
Darker more international wine with these varieties, same sweet dark fruits and new oak. Very soft mellow and full with some sweet oak characters, juicy mellow approachable structure, very appealing to a lot of people. Drink now, it’s very good.

Tierracalar Tempranillo 2011 (Tierra de Castilla)
Lovely bright dark fruit, juicy soft slightly sweet, much cleaner.

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