Viña Herminia Excelsus 2009

I enjoy my tempranillos big with lots of finish to them … This one is dark in color with a nice nose of red berries along with some wood and some alcohol. On the mid pallet the wine displays lovely varietal tempranillo fruit, red berries but this wine lives in the medium length finish that has some nice bite, some nice dryness and some firm tannins. This isn’t a bruiser but it’s a big tempranillo for sure. Especially without food. As the wine opened up there was noticeable eucalyptus coming through. I paired it with a lasagna and it went very well I would give it an 88. If you like your tempranillos soft and smooth look elsewhere …

From the LCBO web site:
Viña Herminia Excelsus 2009 Tempranillo —VINTAGES#: 50567 Style – Medium-bodied & Fruity  ›

This focused red shows good density, a restrained character and solid depth, offering plum, espresso, tobacco and mineral flavors that are harmonious and long. Not showy, but solid. Drink now through 2022. Score – 93. (Thomas Matthews,, Oct. 15, 2013)


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