Protos Crianza 2012
|Region||Ribera del Duero|
Wine AdvocateThe intensely oaky 2012 Crianza is pure Tempranillo from diverse vineyards, fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrel for 14 months. There are notes of fresh wood, spices and smoke; it's very balsamic with a core of ripe black fruit. The palate is quite intense and shows the effect of the aging quite a lot, with plenty of oak-related flavors and a dusty texture with abundant tannins. Leave it in bottle for a better integration of the wood. 800,000 bottles produced.