95 points James Suckling
"A solid dose of violety florals, ripe plum and dark berry fruit. Tannins push this wine along while a youthful energy pervades. Structure, concentration and balance. Best from 2020."
94 points Jeb Dunnuck
"From a site the borders Vega Sicilia (I think that’s a good neighbor to have), the 2015 Finca Villacreces is a blockbuster blend of 86% Tempranillo and the balance equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Aged 14 months in new French oak, it boasts a deep, saturated purple color as well as pedal-to-the-metal notes of blackcurrants, white chocolate, raspberries, and lead pencil. With full-bodied richness, a ripe, sexy texture, and building tannin, it has plenty of fruit yet still has a terrific sense of purity and elegance. It’s a beautiful wine that I suspect will keep for a decade or more."
93 points Wine Spectator
"This big red delivers currant and blackberry flavors, with licorice, tar, loamy earth and mineral notes that add depth and balance. Juicy acidity balances the assertive but well-integrated tannins. Drink now through 2035."
92 points Wine & Spirits
"Consider the tannins, with their firm grip, and then the fruit that surrounds those tannic claws, rich in raspberry and sweet strawberry flavors, with a background of chestnut and spice. This youthful wine will develop over five or more years in the bottle. It’s a selection of the lowest-yielding plots of the 160 acres Villacreces has in Quintanilla de Onésimo."
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The eponymous red 2015 Finca Villacreces is a dark, ripe and concentrated blend of Tempranillo with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Merlot produced in a slightly international style with plenty of oak flavors and aromas. It's a rich, full-bodied red with plenty of tannins in need of some more time in bottle and powerful food."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot. Tucked into a bend of the Ribera del Duero, Finca Villacreces is bordered by Vega Sicilia on one side and vineyards owned by Peter Sisseck of Pingus on the other. This contiguous 110 ha estate (64 ha planted to vines) has a terroir of sandy loam soils with layers of gravel and pebbles that have been deposited over eons. These poor and porous soils result in wines of both finesse and concentration.