Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Ribera del Duero Tinto Pesquera Reserva 2001
Grape Variety: Tempranillo 100% Alcohol Content: 13% Vol. Ageing: Twenty-four months in American oak barrels and 12 months in the bottle. Sight: This wine reveals an attractive ripe cherry colour with lively ruby-coloured glints. Clear aspect. Nose: This wine’s bouquet is outstanding due to the elegance and abundance of its aromatic nuances. There are whiffs of well-seasoned fruit, rich hints of cocoa and vanilla, and reminiscences of minerals. Dark forest aromas can be detected in the background. Taste: It strength, lushness and the maturity of its tannins can be appreciated in the mouth. The wood flavours are generously wrapped around the fruit but do not stand out. As a result, it is a tasty and balanced wine. The retronasal effect is elegantly long-lasting with a pleasant background that reminds us of its bouquet. Accompanying Dishes and How to Serve: It should be drunk at around 18º C. Because of its full-bodied refined nature, it is accompanied well by small game dishes, grilled meat and even some stews of large game.caza mayor.
More than a working philosophy, the four wineries that form the wine heritage of Alejandro Fernández –the Pesquera Corporation– share the same story of love for the viniculture that time helped to perfect. The bonds with its home land are clearly expressed in the symbol of the group: the image of the Arch and the Tower of Pesquera de Duero, typical of its flagships, the “Tinto Pesquera’.
Drank with cellars gang. Great bottle. [NR]
Woody nose at first with minerals, light barnyard and some red fruit. Anise creeps in later on as some hints of clove show up too. Nice and soft in the mouth with pure raspberry flavors, medium acidity and fine tannins. Great wine. 4/5 [NR]
Delicious - very black berry esque - think Ribena with alcohol. Long smooth lip smacking finish