Domino de Es Vinas Viejas de Soria 2019
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domino de Es
Country: Spain Region: Castilla Leon
District: Castilla Leon
Grapes Varieties: 91% Tinto Fino, 1% Garnacha, 1% Alicante Bouschet, 7% Albillo white grapes
Ratings and Tasting Notes:JS=96 Lots of blackberry and bark aromas with some forest-flower undertones. Full-bodied and chewy with very fine tannins that integrate beautifully in the wine. Bright and lively acidity gives the wine verve. Long, linear finish. Drink or hold. WA=93-95 Even the 2019 Viñas Viejas de Soria was not yet bottled. The changes this year are that the blend is slightly different—91% Tinto Fino, 1% Garnacha, 1% Alicante Bouschet and 7% Albillo white grapes—and the wine is riper and headier with 14.9% alcohol. The amount of full clusters was 40% and the élevage in 228-liter barrels, 32% of them new, where the wine has already been for 18 months. Right now, this is more marked by the élevage than the 2020 or 2018; it's a more powerful and concentrated vintage, reflecting the conditions of the year. It's round and lush, nicely textured and with years ahead. Volumes will be similar to 2018.