What does this wine taste like?
|Picota cherry red / Garnet rim / Violet glints|
|Ripe fruit / Plums / Blackberries / Ageing notes / Sweet spices / Toasty notes|
|Enveloping / Flavoursome / Balanced / Rich / Fine / Ripe / Toasty notes|
Drinking and storing
Quail / Shoulder of pork / Vegetable casseroles
Ratings and awards
|2017||93 PN||91 SK|
Protos is an excellent wine producer with the commitment to quality evident in all their reds. The crianza was tasted alongside the Reserva. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the same delicious taste of dark and red fruit is present, with the oak being well balanced. The crianza lacks the same intensity of flavour that the excellent Reserva has, but if you decant it and let it breath for at least an hour, you have an excellent Ribero at a bargain price all the same. This is far better than a swigging wine. It needs food, and would be great with pork, lamb, or strong cheese. It was certainly a match for my pheasant madras! It is recommended.
This is a most known crianza wine from ribera del duero which is consistently good and never lets you down. It might be too pricey for me to drink every day, but it is definitely best for more special days.
This wine from Ribera, never disappoints! I would put this as an everyday drinking wine and shared with friends, they will always compliment the smooth, fruity, rounded taste. A true everyday drinker!
Solid Ribera wine
Despite being a young wine, it has good body and simple aromatics, highly recomended with meats and great with strong cheeses. Unfortunately, like all better known Ribera´s, price creep has set in.
Gret wine, with a great body. I tried it last year in spain and periodically i order it to have it always at home for guests, Great with Meat.
|Ageing period||14 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Vine age||25 years|
Protos was founded in 1927 and was the first winery in the wine region known as Ribera del Duero, being its first name precisely that one: Ribera del Duero. In the early 1980s, coinciding with the creation of the Regulatory Council of the area, the winery changed its original name to Bodegas Protos (from the Greek protos, which means first). It ceded its first name to the Regulatory Council, authorising it to use that name to identify the Ribera del Duero denomination of origin....