Telmo Rodriguez Ladieras do Xil ‘As Caborcas’ Single Vineyard Spanish Red Wine 750 mL


97 rating Wine Advocate

“The 2019 As Caborcas is a single-vineyard red from Valdeorras produced with Mencía, Merenzao, Sousón, Garnacha, Godello, Brencellao and other grapes from 80+-year-old vines on granite terraces of the Bibei River. It fermented in small oak and stainless steel vats and had a soft élevage in 1,500- and 2,000-liter foudres for 15 months. This vintage of As Caborcas feels very precise, balanced, clean and fresh, elegant and complex, juicy and tasty, with very fine tannins and a long aftertaste. It has to be among the finest vintages of As Caborcas. 1,891 bottles were filled in June 2021.

Telmo Rodríguez and Pablo Eguzkiza have fermented their 2021s from Galicia in the new winery in Valdeorras, Ribera del Duero. It is still a work in progress, and there will be new stuff from Rioja in a few more years. The main wines across the portfolio feel very consolidated now.” – Luis Guttierez

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“I tasted the fine-wine portfolio from Telmo Rodríguez and Pablo Eguzkiza, wines from different regions with a great majority of 2018s, a vintage that was challenging in many places but with very good results. Their viticulture is organic (and has been for a while) and is biodynamic in some places; they are in the process of certifying some of their wines, but they are finding some bureaucratic problems. In Rioja, all of their wines are certified organic. In Galicia (Valdeorras or Riberas del Bibei, as they want to call it), they have their new winery in an old building that they restored, and they have a new wine, probably called Lg. Valbuxan (Lugar de Valbuxan, a place from O Bolo), a red that closes the gap between Gaba do Xil and the single vineyard wines. Falcoeira and O Diviso are in the process of being certified organic.”

-Luis Guttierez

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in