Protos - Gran Reserva2012
- Producer Protos
- Blend 100% Tempranillo
- Country Spain
- Region Burgos
- Appellation Ribera del Duero
- UPC 0 15643 50966 7
James Suckling 93
A classically styled nose with old-school oak played into ripe red plums. Lots of spice and hints of fresh leather starting to build. The palate delivers smooth chocolate and dark berries with a swathe of toasted baking spices.
by JS, James Suckling , 2018
Colour: Bright cherry.
Nose: Sweet spices, ripe fruit, dried herbs, characterful.
Palate: Fruity, spicy, round tannins, long.
by PN, PeninGuide , 2019
Robert Parker 91
The more classical 2012 Gran Reserva has aromas of roasted sunflower and sesame seeds, a diesel-like mineral touch and jammy fruit. The palate is mostly about its time in oak, revealing plenty of wood flavors and a dry texture with plenty of granular, powdery tannins. One that needs food. Ready now. 50,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2015.
by LG, Robert Parker , 2018
Food PairingRoasted lamb, roasted pork, roasted beef, heavy stews, big game matures cheese.
SoilThere are highly diverse soil types along the Duero River, but in general, the area features loose, not very fertile soils that have limited organic matter, and in which limestone is sometimes a predominant element. In most cases they have a loamy or sandy loam texture.
Tasting NotesColor: Deep cherry color, bright and intense
Nose: Expressive, powerful,complex, elegant,roasted coffee, dark chocolate, candied fruit.
Taste: Fleshy, powerful, spiritous, creamy, spicy with lingering finish.