Bodegas Yllera &
Bodegas Yllera &
Bodegas Yllera &

Bodegas Yllera 'Jesus Yllera' 2016
(Ribera del Duero, Spain) - [WA 93] [TA 93]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Elegant and complex, this Ribera del Duero is a tribute to one of the founders of Yllera with a blend of old vines from different terroirs.

Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon. More than 50 years old vineyards at elevations of up to 1000 metres. Highly diverse soil types but mostly clay and sandy.

Produced only in excellent vintages. Hand harvested in small crates. Double sorting, first in the vineyard and then in the cellar. Carefully optical selection of the grape and filled by gravity. Whole grapes without stem, to extract maximum fruit aromas. Daily pumping during the process.

It has a deep and intense cherry-red colour. Very aromatic and explosive nose, modern and elegant. We can appreciate nice ripe black fruits (plum, blackberry, blueberry) with intense notes of vanilla, cocoa, liquorice, toast and other nice spicy and mineral hints (flint, pencil mine).

Powerful tannins. Full body wine, dense, delicate, wide and velvety.

Nice acidity which makes it very fresh, with a long and elegant finish that invites you to have another glass.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points -  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The current 2016 Jesús Yllera is floral and perfumed and is evolving nicely and absorbing the oak, coming through as both elegant and powerful, with fully developed flavors and a polished palate. It's sleek and balanced.

It's a Tempranillo-based blend with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that matured in French and American oak barrels, 50% of them new, for one year. It shows a departure from the rusticity of the past into the elegance, perfume and balance the best Tempranillo is able to offer. It's textured and perfumed, the quality of the tannins has improved tremendously and it finishes clean and long. Drink 2021-2026." -Luis Gutierrez (6/30/21)

93 Points - Tim Atkin:
"Jesús is the big brother of Pepe at Yllera in wine terms, with 10% Cabernet and 2% Merlot adding structure and complexity to the sweet red fruit of the Tempranillo. Wild herbs and oak spice add further layers of flavour. 2022-28."