2009 Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas – Gavilàn – Ribera del Duero D.O.

Bodegas Hermanoes Pérez Pascuas is a winery from the Spanish region Castile and León. The winery produces six red wines. All of them are at least in parts manufactured with Tempranillo grapes. It is said to be that Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas is one of the best wineries in the Ribera del Duero. They bottle just 500000 bottles per year which already shows that the winery goes for quality over quantity.

2009 Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas - Gavilàn - Ribera del Duero D.O.Recently I also tried a wine from the Portuguese site of the Duero River. If you’re interested in the tasting notes for the 2009 Casal dos Jordoes – Quinta da Esteveira Reserva then go here

Gavilàn is produced with 100% Tempranillo (tinto fino) grapes. The wine aged 12 months in large American and French oak barrels. On their website Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas states that the wine was manufactured in limited production. The wine is classified as Ribera del Duero D.O.

In the glass Gavilàn had an intense ruby red color. Alcohol by volume was label listed at 14%. The bouquet consisted of liquorice, tobacco, vanilla and a few red fruits. Sadly the alcohol was quite strong and too aggressive on the nose.

On the palate the wine had some minerals. I also tasted cocoa toasted coffee and some fruits. The wine was medium-bodied. Gavilàn has noble tannins and a finish of medium length.

According to various sites the wine retails for around 12€-15€. At that price the wine is recommended. I’ve gotten this wine from Spain but don’t remember for how much it retailed there. Very good price-quality relation. I was a bit disappointed at the alcohol on the nose but otherwise the wine was quite enjoyable. Nothing too fancy but definitely worth the money.


2 comments on “2009 Bodegas Hermanos Pérez Pascuas – Gavilàn – Ribera del Duero D.O.”

  1. winetalks winetalks Reply

    Ribera del Duero wines tend to be not as good as Rioja or Portuguese Douro wines. The Tempranillo grape just seems to make better wines there I believe. I had the 2008 vintage of this Gavilan wine and it was not bad but there are better wines out there probably!

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