Milcampos Viñas Viejas 2014 is from 54-year-old Bodega la Milagrosa. Old vines deliver full-bodied, powerful fruit, with suave tannins. Great for meaty food.
Year after year, this tremendous value wine receives lofty scores. It comes from the rugged and remote Spanish region of Ribera del Duero — grown in high altitude vineyards where the climate is extreme, and the wines are traditionally made in deep underground cellars. The grape is Spain’s signature variety, Tempranillo. ‘Milcampos’ means a thousand fields, and this chewy, supple wine selects grapes from many 60-year-old vineyards. The yields are minuscule, less than one ton per acre, which increases the potency of the wine. Wines of this crazy-low yield are usually three times the price, making this vintage a special treat. Intense, dark leathery fruit with blackberry and chocolate flavours, uplifting acidity and a good burnish from a year in American oak. The result is a smooth, textured wine with plenty of maturation character – and plenty of backbone,too. A robust match for lamb kebabs, pot roast or beef dip.