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Red Spain by Vasyl Velykanskiy

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Boris Buliga

Six bottles of red wines from Spain.


Exploring new wines is a key aspect of wine-tasting events, and they also provide an excellent chance to sample wines that may have been out of reach due to their price. This was certainly the case when Vasyl Velykanskiy suggested he would uncork some exceptional bottles at an upcoming event - including Las Iruelas, Valbuena 5°, and the 2004 vintage of Viña Ardanza Reserva. The prospect of tasting these renowned wines made the event irresistible.

Vasyl had planned a structured yet engaging routine. We knew most of the bottles in advance, but the sequence of tasting remained a surprise. We sampled three wines in a row, followed by a reveal and discussion, before moving on to the next set. This format is engaging and also has a tiny grain of suspense. A special acknowledgement is due to Vasyl for his curation, the participants for their enthusiastic involvement, and Lo Bar for providing an inviting venue for this memorable evening.

WinePlace
wavg
sdev
fav
price
QPR
🏅 6th4.02880.01870
1,793 UAH
1.3980
🏅 4th4.18810.05732
6,400 UAH
0.4998
🥉 3rd4.21530.06632
3,267 UAH
1.0211
🏅 5th4.04920.04260
2,228 UAH
1.1603
🥇 1st4.23900.05723
3,900 UAH
0.8875
🥈 2nd4.23730.01702
5,300 UAH
0.6513

Telmo Rodriguez As Caborcas 2014

Type
red still, dry
Region
Valdeorras DO, Spain
Vintage
2014
Grapes
Mencía, Sousón, Garnacha, Godello
Alcohol
13
Sugar
1.1
Price
1793 UAH
Telmo Rodriguez As Caborcas 2014

This wine secured the 🏅 6th place in our wine tasting lineup.

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5° 2018

Type
red still, dry
Region
Ribera del Duero DO, Spain
Producer
Vega Sicilia
Vintage
2018
Grapes
Tempranillo, Merlot
Alcohol
14.5
Sugar
1.5
Price
6400 UAH
Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5° 2018

This wine secured the 🏅 4th place in our wine tasting lineup.

Mas Martinet Clos Martinet 2019

Type
red still, dry
Region
Priorat DOC, Spain
Producer
Mas Martinet
Vintage
2019
Grapes
Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Syrah
Alcohol
13.5
Sugar
unknown
Price
3267 UAH
Mas Martinet Clos Martinet 2019

This wine secured the 🥉 3rd place in our wine tasting lineup.

Raúl Pérez Ultreia De Valtuille 2021

Type
red still, dry
Region
Bierzo DO, Spain
Producer
Raúl Pérez
Vintage
2021
Grapes
Mencía
Alcohol
13.5
Sugar
0.5
Price
2228 UAH
Raúl Pérez Ultreia De Valtuille 2021

This wine secured the 🏅 5th place in our wine tasting lineup.

Daniel Gómez Jiménez-Landi Las Iruelas El Tiemblo 2017

Type
red still, dry
Region
Castilla y León VT, Spain
Vintage
2017
Grapes
Garnacha
Alcohol
13.5
Sugar
unknown
Price
3900 UAH
Daniel Gómez Jiménez-Landi Las Iruelas El Tiemblo 2017

This wine secured the 🥇 1st place in our wine tasting lineup.

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2004

Type
red still, dry
Region
Rioja DOC, Spain
Vintage
2004
Grapes
Tempranillo, Garnacha
Alcohol
13.5
Sugar
1.6
Price
5300 UAH
La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2004

This wine secured the 🥈 2nd place in our wine tasting lineup.

Raw scores

WineYaroslav MJulie BJulia KOlga PDaria BAlina ShDmytro LVasyl VDimitry GBoris BKateryna Z
4.103.904.104.004.004.204.004.104.403.904.00
4.404.054.404.703.803.904.304.204.204.304.10
4.204.204.504.104.203.504.204.404.504.104.20
4.203.904.004.704.004.004.004.004.104.004.10
4.203.904.504.304.104.504.004.504.704.104.40
4.104.304.304.304.104.104.404.304.504.304.10