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This is usually a very pleasing big fruity red. Today was no different. $11 OTD. High QPR juice.

It is a fruit-forward, rich jammy red w/ dark cherries, currants, cranberries, maybe some anise, maybe a touch of leather and tobacco. Very full heavy body; much more Earthy than sweet, w/ little tannin.

Was a very nice choice w/ oven-baked/roasted/braised bbq pork chops.


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I concur Maverick. Impressive QPR.


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is this Tn for the regular bottling or the old vines- "vielles vignes"?


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I prefer the VV myself. A consistent QPR right up there with Tres Picos, Volver, & Can Blau.
And I'll add Atteca Old Vines as well.

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My original TN was for the regular juice.


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The Viñas viejas is one of my favorite qpr
 
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Had the 2010 Volner Tempranillo at a tasting yesterday and at $10.80 a bottle wholesale was crazy good Qpr. Solid easy 90 pt wine.
 
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If the 2010 Volver is as good as or better than the 2009 (and I hear it is) then I am in for a case, and at that price maybe two. I hope you bought some mwg.
Tripped over those guys in a search. Lots of video critics popping up all over the place these days.


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Great stuff, love it - in the same yummy category as the Ganache del fuego and Juan Gill
 
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