Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Tinto Tempranillo - La Mancha, Spain
Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Tinto Tempranillo - La Mancha, Spain

Dominio de Eguren Protocolo Tinto Tempranillo 2019 - La Mancha, Spain

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This is great……and here’s why!
87/100 - Guia Penin
85/100 - Wine Spectator
91/100 - James Suckling (2018 Vintage)
87/100 - Guia Penin (2018 Vintage)
85/100 - Wine Spectator (2018 Vintage)
85/100 - Wine & Spirits Magazine (2018 Vintage)
88/100 - James Suckling (2017 Vintage)
87/100 - Guia Penin (2017 Vintage)
83/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2017 Vintage)
87/100 - Wine Spectator (2016 Vintage)
84/100 - Wine Enthusiast (2016 Vintage)
85/100 - Robert Parker (2014 Vintage)

Silver - Mundus Vini (2012 vintage)
Gold - Mundus Vini (2010 vintage)
Best Buy - Wine Spectator

Guia Penin "Style: candied, powerful, overripe"

Wine Spectator "Blackberry, smoke and licorice notes fill the core of this plush red, with spice and herb notes on the modest finish. Tempranillo. Drink now. 60,000 cases made, 35,000 cases imported. — GS"

James Suckling " Very attractive red with blackberry and flint aromas and flavors that are encapsulated in a medium-bodied palate with firmness and raciness. Improvement from past vintages. Drink now." (2018 Vintage)

Guia Penin "Guia 2021. balanced, spicy, fruity, herbal, ripe" (2018 Vintage)

Wine Spectator "This red brims with ripe cherry and raspberry preserve flavors, marked with floral and tarry accents, and firm tannins. Drink now. 60,000 cases made, 35,000 cases imported. — GS" (2018 Vintage)

James Suckling "Light, bright lime and melon with vinous appeal. Succulent and fresh. Elegant apple and pear palate. Drink now." (2017 Vintage)

Guia Penn " Guia 2020. 2020. Colour: cherry, violet edge. Nose: red fruit, candied fruit. , aromatic, fruity, ripe, spicy" (2017 Vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "Basic raspberry and cherry aromas are about as good as this gets. The palate feels acidic and gritty, and slightly punishing. Cherry-punch and pineapple flavors are high toned prior to a rough finish." (2017 Vintage)

Wine Spectator "This supple red delivers bright, juicy flavors of black cherry and red plum. Light accents of licorice and fresh herb add interest, while gentle acidity imparts focus. Tempranillo. Drink now. 60,000 cases made, 35,000 cases imported. — TM" (2016 Vintage)

Wine Enthusiast "Slightly soupy plum and berry aromas open this generic red blend. A fleshy, tannic palate is mildly abrasive, while blueberry, cassis and herbal flavors are a touch green before hinting at chocolate and plum on a grabby finish. Michael Schachner" (2016 Vintage)

Robert Parker "Their 2014 Protocolo Tinto, 100% Tempranillo, shows more berry fruit, has obviously never seen a bit of oak and is all the better for it, as it is made for immediate consumption and uncritical drinking. It is certainly a top value and best drunk over the next year." (2014 Vintage)

Tasting Note "Ruby red with violet hues. Fruity, raspberry, red fruits. Light notes of vanilla and spice. Good balance of tannins and acidity. Finishing with notes of raspberry, vanilla and light notes of wood."

Fifth generation winemakers, the Eguren family, produce Protocolo Tinto, one of the world's best value wines, from vineyards in Manchuela, Rioja, and Toro. Dominio de Eguren manages and controls multiple vineyards in Manchuela Spain and is distinguished from the rest of the wineries by its rigorous selection of vineyards situated in the best wine growing regions of Spain. The age of their vines are between 30-70 years old. Their vineyards are grown sustainably, and dry farmed.

Castilla is the region-wide Vino de la Tierra title for Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain.The backbone of some of the best Spanish wines. Castilla-La Mancha is home to nine Denominación de Origen appellations, including Europe's largest officially delimited wine zone, La Mancha. The greatest wines of the region are bold and lush red wines with a characteristic note of grilled toast. The exceptional whites of the area tend to be oak-aged with nutty and creamy notes of apricots and peaches.

Tempranillo is a red grape variety grown throughout Spain and Portugal and to a lesser degree in other parts of the wworld. Tempranillo produces red wines with red fruit and leather aromas, high tannins, moderate to low acidity, and moderate alcohol. In 2020, Tempranillo was the third most-planted grape variety in the world, with the majority of plantings in the Iberian Peninsula.