2005 Bodegas Penalba Lopez Finca Torremilanos Cyclo Ribera del Duero

($45) Saturated ruby. Inky cherry and blackberry on the nose, with deeper espresso, asphalt and licorice accents. Chewy and packed with dark fruit flavors accompanied by smoky, meaty qualities and firmed by solid tannins. Finishes with strong cherry pit and bitter chocolate notes and impressive power, gaining sweetness with aeration. This is almost painfully young but clearly has the material to repay cellaring. (Grapes of Spain, Lorton, VA)

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