Convento San Francisco Crianza 2009 Wine Review
Convento San Francisco Crianza 2009
Ribera Del Duero D.O., Spain
Community Reviews: 13
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 89/100
This Spanish red wine is mouth-watering and savoury with aromas of dried herbs and leaves, tobacco leaves, and anise. Firm but integrated tannins with a good finish. Pair with prime rib.
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This Convento San Francisco Crianza 2009 was reviewed on December 3, 2015 by Natalie MacLean
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|Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Clear medium ruby in colour this Tempranillo has a pronounced complex nose of leather, spice, dark fruits and some sweet caramel. Juicy blackberry fruit and black pepper spice with a good integration of firm tannins. This is a savoury red that would be a great match with beef, chorizo and lamb.
|Wineboy rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Nice big aromas with a beautiful (albeit Spanish) balance between fresh and dried fruit and oak. Aged, big, smooth, balanced and long - what else could you ask for?
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Clear garnet with a nose of cherry and vanilla. The palate gives cherries, vanilla, tobacco, licorice, pepper and black olive with good acidity and a fresh herbal/cherry finish.
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Hypnotizing complex aromas of dark plum, cassis, leather, mocha, cedar, cigar box and baking spice billow from the glass. The palate shows equally clean and complex flavours including: dark chocolate, black plum, sweet tobacco, dried currants, toast and baking spices. This wine is full bodied with a mouthwatering acidity, integrated tannins and a long finish. It pairs very well with braises and roasts. Tasted Nov 2015.
|Kimberly Inksater - Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
A delectable Spanish wine. Aromas of leather, dark chocolate, fruit (figs), herbs, violets, spices and cedar. Similar flavours and a long dry finish. This tempranillo is good value and will pair nicely with roast lamb or strong aged Spanish cheeses.
|Ashley Quesnel rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Complex aromas of plum, blackberry, cassis, mineral, mocha, and sweet baking spices leap out of the glass. The palate is rich and smooth with mouthwatering acidity. Flavours of plum, tobacco, graphite and dark chocolate follow through to the long finish. The tannins are well integrated. Pair with braised beef or hearty stews.
|Trevor Sabourin - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Raspberry, blackberry, anise, vanilla, leather, tobacco, black earth, and mint on the nose. Even more complex on the palate, with some cocoa, baking spices, and dark cherry coming through. Medium-full bodied, supple, and balanced.
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Aromas include some anise, leather, plums and some floral notes. Medium body and tannin, bright acidity. Great with hard cheese and charcuterie.
|Valérie Dufour - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
Smells and tastes like a spanish wine. That means the barrique works shows on the nose with torrefaction, dried herbs and black current aromas. The mouth is good with plenty of fruit and integrated tannins, but it is not very original. You feel the alcohol, but it is not unpleasant. Would pair well with grilled meat.
|Alex & Priya - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
Alex: A lick of new wood on the nose, backed by plum, strawberry, tobacco and incense. Dusty, sweet and sour palate with savoury herbs, nutmeg, vanilla and tobacco. A more modern take, and fair drop for sub ~$20. 86 pts
|Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:|
Go big or go home...
Appearance: medium-dark ruby red
Nose: leather, grilled meat, mocha, wood, tobacco.
Taste: strong leather, tobacco. Definitely needs food with strong flavours. Should be great with any meat on the BBQ
Finish: again, strong leather, tannins, quite a long finish.
Overall impression: An interesting, old world wine that should pair well with strong flavoured dishes. It should probably be decanted for a while and could be cellared longer so that the notes
Value: 3 out of 5
|This Rioja red wine is made from 100% Tinta del Pais grapes. The wine was aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels. There were 47,3330 bottles produced of this wine for this vintage. - Community Wine Reviews|
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