Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon

2016 Pago de Carraovejas El Anejon Ribera Del Duero - 96 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Very different in style from the more powerful 2015 release, although this 2016 still has 15.5% alcohol, the latest bottling of El Anejón also has a much higher percentage of Tempranillo, with 4% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon making up the balance. Sourced from a single parcel on limestone at 850 metres, it's wonderfully floral and fresh, with violet and black cherry notes, fine new wood and a hint of stony reduction."
- Tim Atkin (Ribera Del Duero 2020/21 Top 100), 96 pts

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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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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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

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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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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