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El Cortijillo Tempranillo La Mancha
Vinicola de Castilla
Spain - Castilla-La Mancha - La Mancha

Up front aromas of raspberry and cherry fruit, medium to light weight, Rhone wine in character, cherry fruit flavors, followed by bright acidity. Reminds of a mythical cross between a Pinot Noir and a Cotes du Rhone. Pleasant and fun, bistro red.

Specifications
Appellation
La Mancha
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Tempranillo
Age of vines
30+ years
Pairings

Delicious with Paella, hamburger or pasta.
But also great with grilled vegetables. (bell pepper, eggplant, etc)

Reviews and News

2015 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - VINOUS

2015 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Vivid ruby. Pungent red berry and peppery spice scents show good focus and lift. Gently sweet and incisive on the palate, offering jammy raspberry and cherry flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Finishes taut and spicy, with supple tannins sneaking in late.- Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 88 pts

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2014 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - BTI

2014 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - BTI

bti"Dusty garnet color. Fruity, floral jammy minty aromas of black raspberry, vanilla, spice cake, and dried plum with a creamy, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length plum jam, black raspberry, sweet vanilla, and cherry finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. Over delivers on beautiful cherry, plum and berry fruit framed with generous vanilla and silky tannins for everyday, balanced sipping on the indulgent side."
- Tastings.com ("2015 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $10 and Under", September 25th 2015), 88 pts
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2013 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - IWC

2013 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - IWC

tanzer iwc 88 pts"Bright purple. High-pitched red berry and floral scents display good clarity and a hint of cracked pepper. Shows a touch of jamminess to its pliant black raspberry and cherry compote flavors, with a spicy quality adding vibrancy. Finishes with good focus and no obvious tannins, leaving a sweet berry note behind."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 88 pts

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2012 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - IWC

2012 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 88 Pts"Light, bright red. High-pitched red berries and peppery spices on the nose and palate. Clean and racy in the mouth, finishing with good clarity and zesty persistence. This would be good with a light chill. - JR"

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 88 pts

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2011 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - IWINE

2011 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - IWINE

I Wine Review"The red partner to the Verdejo produced by the same winery, this bright fresh Tempranillo offers the same fresh fruit, soft mouth feel, and simple easy drinking. Another great value."

I-WineReview (December 2013), 88 pts

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2011 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - IWC

2011 El Cortijillo La Mancha Tempranillo - 88 PTS - IWC

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 88 Pts"Dark ruby. Red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by subtle pepper and spice. Juicy and seamless, offering plum raspberry and cherry flavors and good, straightforward appeal. Finishes smooth and spicy, leaving a bitter cherry note behind. Offers very good value, with a blend of energy and power that allows it to work with a wide variety of foods."

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2012), 88 pts

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Producer Information: Vinicola de Castilla

Founded in 1976, Vinicola de Castilla it is a privately-owned corporation (not a co-op) and a D.O. La Mancha pioneer in fruit-driven young wines, barrel-aged reds, and varietals. Located in ...
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