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Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon
Pago de Carraovejas
Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero

El Anejon vineyard is a terraced plot on a steep slope, oriented toward the sun and with great views of the Castle of Peñafiel. The soil of the narrow terraces has a compact, loamy limestone texture. The presence of the white-colored limestone calcium salts contributes to a distinctive minerality in this wine. Only made in exceptional vintages.

Deep red purple color. Complex nose, suggestive of red berries, flowers, toast and spice. Fresh and vibrant; powerful and elegant; well-structured and balanced.

Specifications
Appellation
Ribera del Duero
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
78% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot
Soil type
compact loamy limestone
Vinification
Hand harvested. Cold chamber. Must is extracted by gravity. Fermented in small wooden vats with native yeast, followed by malolactic fermentation with native microbiota from the estate. Aged in barrel for one year, followed by 3 years bottle aging prior to release.
Production
18,000 bottles (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2014 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 95+ PTS - JD

2014 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 95+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"More expensive, the 2014 El Anejon is a parcel selection and is 84% Tempranillo, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Merlot that spent a year in French oak. It’s another beautiful, full-bodied, powerful Ribera del Duero and has a deeper bouquet of black fruits, tobacco, road tar, black olives, and graphite. Slightly more inward and reserved, yet concentrated and serious, give bottles another year or two and it’s going to shine for 15+ years or more. It’s another brilliant wine from this estate."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 95+ pts

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2014 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 93+ PTS - WA

2014 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 93+ PTS - WA

wa93"The heady, ripe, dark, dense and concentrated 2014 El Anejón shows better balance than the Cuesta de las Liebres from this same vintage. It also has more terroir expression. It has chalky tannins and, in its style, is quite balanced and has a certain elegance. 17,000 bottles and 200 magnums were filled after 12 months in French barriques. - Luis Gutierrez"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #238, August 31st 2018), 93+ pts

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2012 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 97 PTS - JD

2012 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 97 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The only 2012, the 2012 El Anejon is the flagship cuvée of the estate and is a parcel selection of 78% Tempranillo and 11% each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot brought up in French oak. This rock star of a wine got more than a few “wows” in the notes and boasts a fabulous bouquet of crème de cassis, black raspberries, toasted spice, and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, powerful, and concentrated, it’s still incredibly elegant and seamless, with beautiful purity and no hard edges. In addition, its oak is perfectly integrated, and it has a sense of freshness and purity that’s just about off the charts. You can drink this today or cellar bottles for another decade or more. Bravo!"
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 97 pts

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2012 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 94 PTS - VINOUS

2012 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Inky ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe, oak-spiced dark berries, candied flowers, vanilla and incense, plus a smoky mineral overtone. Sappy, plush and pure on the palate, offering deeply concentrated blackberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that deepen and spread out on the back half. The extremely long, smoke-tinged finish displays silky tannins, outstanding clarity and an echo of candied flowers. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (May 2017), 94 pts

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2012 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - WA

2012 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"The 2012 El Anejón is a wine that always feels fresher, younger and with better integrated oak. It's consistently sourced from a specific plot of vines on small terraces, mostly Tempranillo but also with 11% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. All the varieties are nicely integrated and the wine feels solid, compact, with no fissures, ripe and generously oaked, but without excess. It's a powerful, modern, ripe and concentrated Ribera, nicely crafted and easy to like. It was in barrel for one year and then kept for three more years in bottle before it's sold. 18,000 bottles were filled in April 2014. - Luis Gutierrez"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #227, December 2016), 93 pts

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2012 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - Cellar Selection - WE

2012 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts""
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2017), 93 pts - CELLAR SELECTION

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2011 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 95 PTS - JD

2011 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 95 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Showing a touch of maturity, the 2011 El Anejon always comes from the same hillside parcel of vines and is 91% Tempranillo, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Merlot in 2011. Aged a year in French oak, it offers a ripe bouquet of currants, lavender, spice, and dried herbs. This carries to a full-bodied, rounded, ready-to-go beauty that has sweet tannins and a layered, sexy texture. There’s no need to delay gratification here, but it’s going to continue drinking nicely for another decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 95 pts

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2010 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 96+ PTS - JD

2010 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 96+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2010 El Anejon is made from 94% Tinto Fino with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, all of which spent two years in French oak. This full-bodied, powerful, seriously concentrated effort boasts a terrific bouquet of blackcurrant and cherry fruits as well as complex notes of licorice, graphite, road tar, and ample minerality. With beautiful purity and finesse, it’s not all about power and richness and is balanced, complete, and just terrific wine. It has another 10-15 years of prime drinking."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 96+ pts

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2010 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 94 PTS - WA

2010 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 94 PTS - WA

wa94"The 2010 El Anejon de Cuesta Las Liebres is produced with grapes grown at high altitude on chalky soils 96% Tempranillo, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot and aged one year in barrel. Of the whole lineup, it-s a clean, delineated, harmonious red, with a more lively palate, and is more soil-driven, with a chalky, supple, almost salty sensation. It has great length and acidity and should develop slowly and for a long time. Drink 2014-2025. - Luis Gutierrez"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #214, August 2014), 94 pts

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2010 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - WS

2010 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - WS

wine spectator 93 pts"This powerful red shows loamy earth, sanguine and tarry notes. A bit austere, but there's a core of plum and mineral that's fresh and lively. Concentrated and harmonious. Drink now through 2030.—T.M."
- Wine Spectator (January 31st 2015), 93 pts

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2010 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 90 PTS - W&S

2010 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 90 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Packed with youthful fruit and spice, this wine is all potential energy for now, like a caged animal lurking inside an oak crate. Give the fruit time to mellow and integrate with the primary oak; in three or four years this will move toward a smoother complexity."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (June 2015), 90 pts

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2009 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 95 PTS - JD

2009 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 95 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"More open-knit, the 2009 El Anejon (93% Tinto Fino, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Merlot aged two years in French oak) offers a sexy perfume of vanilla-laced cassis, spice, lead pencil, and dried earth. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, it’s silky and polished, with no hard edges. Now at age 10, it’s showing some maturity and drinking nicely yet should keep for another decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 95 pts

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2009 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon de la Cuesta de las liebres - 93 PTS - WA

2009 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon de la Cuesta de las liebres - 93 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 93 Pts"The 2009 Pago de Carrovejas El Anajon de la Cuesta de las Liebres (to give it its full name), is Tinto Fino blended with 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot and raised for 12 months in French oak, has a much better, more refined bouquet with blackberry and raspberry fruit, a suggestion of wild heather and cedar. The palate is full-bodied with good backbone and structure, while the crisp acidity keeps the graphite-tinged finish agile and focused. This is very impressive. Drink now-2017." - Wine Advocate (Neal Martin, Issue#205, February 2013), 93 pts

Wine Advocate (Neal Martin, Issue#205, February 2013), 93 pts

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2009 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon de la Cuesta de las liebres - 93 PTS - IWC

2009 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon de la Cuesta de las liebres - 93 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 93 Pts"Glass-staining ruby. Explosive, smoke- and spice-accented dark berry compote and floral scents are complicated by notes of spicecake and vanilla. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a refreshing touch of blood orange. Rich but energetic, with superb finishing clarity, slow-building tannins and lingering sweetness. - JR"

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 93 pts

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Pago de Carraovejas was founded in 1988 and is located in the town of Peñafiel. Pago de Carraovejas loosely translates to "the place where the sheep walk by".

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