Sunday, December 24, 2017

Wine Review: Maetierra Dominum QP Quatro Pagos Reserva 2009

December is A Very Rioja Christmas on TheWineStalker.net!

Maetierra Dominum QP Quatro Pagos Reserva 2009
Pictured: roasted chestnuts, goat milk gouda, wild mushroom brie, and Maetierra Dominvm QP Quatro Pagos Reserva 2009. Cheeseboard, accessories, and wine courtesy of Rioja.

Here's the thing: I have minimal information on this winery. I've tried to dig up as much info as I can but it's just not out there. From what I can see, they don't even have a website. I've requested a brief history of the winery, so if this review is posted like this then a) I did not receive one b) I'm dead or c) I'm in a coma. Happy Holidays, everybody!

What I do know is that the 2009 QP Quatro Pagos Reserva is mostly Tempranillo with some Graciano and Garnacha. I do not know the percentages. The wine is called Quatro Pagos because the grapes come from four different areas of Rioja, and all from old and low yielding vines. It's aged for fifteen to eighteen months in new French oak, and the final ABV is 14%.

The color of the wine is a dark garnet. On the nose there's lively fresh plums, leather, chocolate, root beer, a little soy sauce, and a slight touch of sourness (in a good way). It's medium bodied, lots of fine grained tannin, and bright acidity. There's flavors of iron, blackberries, strawberries, vanilla, and leather. Cranberry is introduced with spikes in acidity. I feel like there's a lot more going on in the palate than I'm identifying. I keep getting hit with flavors and then it's gone. It finishes hot and grainy, and with flavors of blackberries, strawberries and tar.

I really like it, and I'm gonna go ahead and give it a recommendation. But also think it could benefit from sitting for another two years when it turns 10.

Hey, guys. Christmas is tomorrow. If you celebrate Christmas then have yourself a merry Christmas. If you celebrate its predecessor Saturnalia then have yourself a happy Saturnalia. If you don't celebrate either then have yourself a fantastic day. :)

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $20
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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