Pago de Carraovejas Cuesta de las Liebres

2015 Pago de Carraovejas Cuesta de las Liebres Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"I always have a slight preference for stable mate El Anejón and its limestone soils, but Cuesta de las Liebres is an impressive wine too. This shows the heat of the vintage, although the high percentage of clay in the soils certainly helped to mitigate its effect. Made with 100% Tinto Fino aged in 50% new French oak for 24 months, it's a rich, heady, sumptuous style with mulberry, fig and wood smoke notes and a lift of volatility."
- Tim Atkin (Ribera Del Duero 2020/21 Top 100), 93 pts

2014 Pago de Carraovejas Cuesta de las Liebres Ribera Del Duero - 98 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"A wine that flirts with perfection, the 2014 Cuesta de las Liebres (100% Tinto Fino) comes from a terraced hillside vineyard located 900 meters above sea-level and spent two years in small French oak casks. Its deep purple color is followed by a thrilling bouquet of crème de cassis, crushed flowers, spice, and subtle vanilla-laced wood characteristics. These carry to a full-bodied Ribera del Duero that has a stacked mid-palate, building yet incredibly polished tannins, no hard edges, and a finish that goes on for nearly a minute. This is a blockbuster, sensational wine that delivers the goods. It’s unquestionably approachable today yet should benefit from another year or two and keep for 15-20. Bravo!"
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 98 pts

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2014 Pago de Carraovejas Cuesta de las Liebres Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"The vineyard-designate 2014 Cuesta de Las Liebres shows a lot more oak than the regular red blend from 2015. It's a wine that is not produced every year, and in 2014, it achieved 15% alcohol and moderate acidity. It's very concentrated, dark and powerful in a generous and voluptuous style with plenty of oak. For fans of the style, as it is nicely crafted but a little warm for my taste. 7,000 bottles and some magnums were filled in May 2017. - Luis Gutierrez"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #238, August 31st 2018), 93 pts

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2011 Pago de Carraovejas Cuesta de las Liebres Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Vivid ruby. Intensely perfumed dark berry and floral pastille scents show excellent purity and lift, with a hint of white pepper and building spiciness. Supple and open-knit, offering intense raspberry, vanilla and lavender pastille flavors that put on weight with air. Clean, bright and seamless on the impressively persistent finish, with the red fruit and floral notes echoing strongly. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (December 2015), 93 pts

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2011 Pago de Carraovejas Cuesta de las Liebres Ribera Del Duero - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"The nose of the 2011 Cuesta de Las Liebres reveals the heat of the vintage, it has a dusty sensation over a core of dry hay and straw, very ripe plums and dark cherries. There are still plenty of oak-related aromas that would need some more bottle aging. The palate is full-bodied, ripe, lush, round and exuberant, with plenty of tannins that stick to your tongue leaving a drying sensation. The palate also points at the need of some more time in bottle. 8,300 bottles produced. - Luis Gutierrez"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #221, October 2015), 91 pts

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2009 Pago de Carraovejas Cuesta de las Liebres Ribera Del Duero - 93 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Tremendous in its bearing, Cuesta de las Liebres is predominantly tinto fino (96 percent), the balance cabernet and merlot, all of it aged for 25 months in new barriques. This is grand in every sense, with generous acidity, tannins and ripeness: All of those factors find a balance at the same level of intensity. With air, mineral notes emerge as the tannins gain greater smoothness. Give this at least five years in bottle to fully mature."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (June 2015), 93 pts

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