2004 Tinto Figuero Crianza

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She says: This deserved the official stamp of the Ribera del Dureo… to me this is the Corazón (heart) of the Duero.

He says: Is it a lot of money? Yes (for some). However, if you’re going to the Okanagan and buying 2-3 year old red wines for $30-40 (or paying more while dining out), do yourself a favor and try something with age, sophistication, and grace, for exactly the same price.

2004 Montebaco Crianza

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She says: Big, bold and in your face but with sweet fruit and vanilla to soften the blow.

He says: I’d only prefer this wine if I was ordering a big, juicy steak with a side of roast beef – hold the veggies.

2004 Resalte Crianza

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He says: Not recommended unless you’re sitting at a Victoria Secret lingerie viewing and need to control your drool.

She says: I almost had to snort the wine initially to get any aromas from it. Lacked the complexity and excitement of the other two wines.

Had a glass: 2007 Arrocal Tempranillo

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He says: Absolutely loved it.

She says: This is just a hint of what Ribero Del Duero has to offer.

Wine truths

“Taste like a detective, argue like a lawyer.”
by Unknown Institute of Masters of Wine

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.