The 2015 vintage begins to collect successes while still resting in the cellar
Even without being released, because it is a wine that is still resting in the cellar, the signature red from Bodegas El Inicio Admiración Selección Especial from the 2015 vintage is garnering applause. This Ribera del Duero got a silver medal at the Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong 2020, a bronze at the Texsom International in Texas that same year. And now it has just been recognized with 90 points by the prestigious Master of Wine and wine specifier Tim Atkin.
A note that has been obtained in the tasting carried out by this specialized journalist. He emphasizes that he still needs time to evolve, something that we at Bodegas El Inicio take into account, wanting to enjoy all the potentialities of Admiración 2015.
For now, Atkin points out, Selección Especial 2015 already shows some of the heat of the 2015 vintage classified as “EXCELLENT” in Ribera del Duero. Its “mature, intoxicating, full-bodied style with lots of mocha oak, good supporting acidity and dark plum and blackberry fruit” stands out.
Only 500 bottles of Admiration 2014
Meanwhile we can enjoy the 2014 vintage of this Ribera del Duero red wine, of which only half a thousand bottles remain. A wine made with the Tempranillo variety only those years where the quality of the grapes from vineyards of more than 50 years allows it.
A vintage that also began to receive awards before going on the market. In 2017 he received the Decanter bronze medal, repeating the following year. In 2018 he won silver at the Shanghai International Wine Challengue and bronze at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong. In addition to the prestigious Bacchus de Oro in 2020, coinciding with the time it was released.