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Overview: Wines of Gonzalez Byass, 2024 Releases

Overview: Wines of Gonzalez Byass, 2024 Releases


We’ve lined wines from the sprawling Gonzalez Byass portfolio on many events, and immediately we have a look at a small assortment of warm-climate bottlings, made alternately in Spain’s Ribera del Duero, Rioja and the Apalta area of Chile. All are very reasonably priced. Let’s dive in.

2019 Dominio Fournier Ribera del Duero – 100% tempranillo. Brooding however tempered with a number of years of time, this Ribera bottling showcases tar and leather-based atop blackberries and currants, with a punctuation of clove-heavy spice. Ample tannins stay heavy within the bottle right here, making for a drying, mouth-puckering end. A definitive meals wine, with lingering notes of chalk and char, touched with a doughy however very dry high quality on the end. B+ / $30

2020 Beronia Graciano Rioja – Sultry and dense, this is likely one of the juicier Rioja wines I’ve encountered in current reminiscence, notes of plum, blackberry, and blueberry making for an immersive expertise that wouldn’t be misplaced as a pie filling. Layers of chocolate and baking spice inform an extended end that hardly nods on the presence of tannins, with the wine nonetheless clinging to a citric acidity on the end. Drink now; in three years this might be fading. A- / $28

2020 Primus The Mix D.O. Apalta – A chewy Chilean mix of 40% carmenere, 35% cabernet sauvignon, 10% syrah, 10% petit verdot, and 5% cabernet franc. A number of cassis and blackberry notes present a heavy base of black fruit, tempered with notes of baking spice and a few smoky touches of charred meat. Some sweetness perks up because the end builds, taking issues in additional of a crimson fruit course. Ample tannin retains that in test, nevertheless; the conclusion is kind of dry, nearly chalky. B / $21

2020 Beronia Graciano Rioja




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