Telmo Rodriguez, Spain

M2 de Matallana, DO, 2008



Grape Varieties: Tempranillo

M2 is Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero aged for 14 months in 50% new French oak. It surrenders a superb aromatic array of smoke, grilled meat, incense, espresso, and assorted black fruits. Opulent on the palate, it is loaded with succulent fruit and spice. Nicely balanced and built for pleasure, it could be the perfect match for barbecued baby back ribs.   Stephan Tanzer: 92 points