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2004 Tilenus Bierzo Enbejecido en Barrica de Roble
2004 Tilenus Bierzo Enbejecido en Barrica de Roble – Spain, Castilla y León, Bierzo (5/17/2006)
Deep marronish color, very clear. Chocolatey nose with some pepper, clove, cinnamon, and deep red fruits. The nose really is earthy with a loamy feel to it, unwilling to give up it’s information right away. Soft in the mouth this wine shows a fine tannin structure that has a medium acidty and ripe fruit. Flavors of mineral, and dark spices, mix with a blackcherry fruit profile. Fun wine.
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