Acon Crianza, Abadia de Acon, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2012

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Acon Crianza, Abadia de Acon, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2012

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To call this a poor man's Vega Sicilia would be to do it an injustice. It's a lot closer in quality to that great Ribera del Duero red than it is in price and is seriously well-endowed for a humble Crianza. It’s one of those moments when all the elements align (vintage, winemaking, bottle age) and a wine becomes greater than the sum of its parts. We tasted the whole of Abadia de Acon's range, from their Joven and their Roble to their Reserva, their Seleccion and their icon wine, Targum, and it was this Crianza that stood out, not only for value, but as the wine that you would want to drink plenty more of. It's a hand-harvested Tempranillo, aged for 14 months in Bordeaux barrels (longer than is required for crianza status) and rounded off in bottle for 2 years before release. The aromas are those you would expect to find in a top class Reserva, glowing with rich blackcurrants, milk chocolate, cedar and vanilla, and the palate is deep and rich, with velvety tannins and a wonderful fusion of sandalwood, creamy blueberries and tangy blackberries. It tastes magnificent on Day One, but if you have some left in the bottle, it tastes even better on Day Two, which is a sure sign that it will age well. One of our best ever finds! 14.5% alc. Drink now-2025.

Customer comments:

"I have just opened the Crianza and am very pleased with it, thank you.  Looks like you struck gold again." - Mr., P.K. Jan 2017

"It's bloody awesome!" - Mr D.C., October 2016

"Just to say that the delivery last week was spot on, and I’ve had a bottle of the Ribera – lovely, rich, warming and classy. The branding looks great and the email pitching the wine was very hard to ignore, so well done!" - Mr J.T. - September 2016

"The Ribera was excellent." - Mr D.B. August 2016

"An absolute smash hit. Great recommendation!" - Mr G.P., June 2016

"The Acon Crianza is very good, and – in my humble view – seriously underpriced." - Mr T.D. July 2016

"Loved the Crianza with our lamb last night." - Mr. G.H. July 2016

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I couldn't stop myself: I'm half-way through a bottle;  and, I agree, it's fab" - Mr. M.F., March 2017

"Delicious wine by the way!" - Mr. I.W., March 2017


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