Bodegas Lopez Cristobal Bagus The 2010 Bagus is pure Tempranillo, from the Pago de Manvirgo vineyard, (an 85-year-old plot of vines on chalk-rich soils) which aged in barrel for 14 months. It feels quite creamy and oaky, with notes of espresso coffee, toffee and dark chocolate dominating the ripe fruit. The palate is full, with roasted, charred and lactic flavors. A little too obvious for me, and more about the barrel than anything else, but still very good. Only 3,000 bottles were produced. Drink now-2018. Lopez Cristobal was created in 1994 and has always produced approachable, easy-to-drink and soft examples of good Ribera del Duero.
92 points Drink: 2014-2020 2010