Cillar de Silos Ribera del Duero Crianza 2018

Traditional Price €28
WineSpark Price €16.80
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Oscar describes this as his signature wine - because dozens of high-end restaurants and bars across Northern Spain rely on it as a big seller, it needs to be consistently awesome every single year.

The Tempranillo grapes for this are sourced from 40-80 year-old plots across 3 villages around Oscar’s winery. It spends 13 months ageing in 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels, which were first used for Oscar’s iconic Torresilo wine. It’s then aged for a further year in bottle to bring all the fruity and oaky flavours together.

This is an amazing example of affordable and approachable Ribera del Duero, whether you’re new to Ribera or a complete convert like me.

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

100% Tempranillo

Country

Spain 

Region of origin

Ribera del Duero

Appellation

D.O Ribera del Duero

Vintage

2018

Alcohol %

14.5

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

12 - 13 months

Type of Oak

French Oak, dried for 3 years

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

No

Average age of vines

26 - 40 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

861 meters

Soil type(s)

Predominately sandy and limestone soils.

Closure Type

Diam/Natural 

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

7 - 10 years

Ideal drinking window

2021 - 2025

It was on a trip early in my wine career to see Oscar and his sister Amelia that I properly fell in love with Ribera del Duero.

Ribera is right beside Rioja in northern Spain but because it sits on an elevated plain, the days are hotter and nights are colder. So the wines tend to be more powerful, but also fresher. It’s the perfect recipe for creating ultra-premium and long-lived reds.

Read more about Oscar.

Goes amazingly with any kind of lamb - roast, chops, steaks, stews. Especially a tomato-based stew.

 

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Customer Reviews

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Patrick Ryan (Dublin)
a wonder Spanish red - full bodied but not over powering

evening tipple - with and without food

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David O’Neill (Dublin)
A really nice full bodied Ribera del Duero at an excellent price point

I’ve enjoyed this wine over the Christmas period with different dishes including beef, pork and lamb, great tipple with all🤗!

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Rory Emerson (Ratoath)
A fantastic Spanish wine

Very enjoyable wine full of fruity and oaky flavours - highly drinkable and good value.
Definately on my repeat list going forward!

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Paul M. (Dublin)
A favourite of mine!!

This is probably my favourite goto wines so far on Winespark.
Its just an all round delight never fails I generally love Tempranillo's so this has to be up there as one of my all time favs.
Worth a try feels light and fruity and full of great flavours.

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Celine Quinn (Dublin)
Amazing wine.

Bought this as part of the introductory case. A really pleasant surprise! Really good wine. Amazing value. Would definitely buy more of this.

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