The velvety intensity of a great vintage from Ribera del Duero
The Protos Reserva is a symbol of wine traditions that represent the Ribera del Duero. It is a single-varietal wine made from the acclaimed "Tinto Fino", which is the Tempranillo variety. From the vineyard to the winery, the greatest care has been taken in developing this signature cuvée from Bodegas Protos. To qualify for the "Reserva" designation, Protos Reserva 2011 was matured in oak barrels over a period of 18 months and then 24 months in bottle before being put on the market.
The Protos Reserva 2011 offers a gleaming cherry colour. It reveals a charming bouquet of black fruit that also exhudes smoky notes from ageing. In a wave of tasty sensations, the vintage unveils all its personality with an ample and velvety structure. The careful attention paid to oak ageing has given a perfect expression of the fruit. The wine unfolds to give an aromatic, persistent finish, which is the signature of Bodegas Protos.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2011 Reserva has aromas of dark chocolate, cigar ash and baking spices with a core of ripe black fruit; it's oaky with a commercial profile in a nice way. The palate shows abundant, fine-grained tannins that give it a powdery texture and a slightly bitter finish. 250,000 bottles.