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Alejandro Fernandez Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Crianza 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Leuchtendes Purpur-Rubin. Brombeeren und getrocknete Kirschen in der fruchtbetonten Nase, unterlegt von Backpflaumen, Lebkuchen und dezenter Nelkenwürze. Auch im Gaumen viel Primärfrucht und edel wirkende Zimtnoten, runde Tannine und marmladiges Extrakt, druckvolle Mitte mit angenehmer Wärme, viel Kirschen und Pflaumen bis ins samtige Finale. Ein echter Grand Vin mit viel Eleganz und grossartiger Fruchtintensität.

Editorial Reviews for Alejandro Fernandez Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Crianza

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
03/14/2014

Funky and leathery, and with a bit of ass in the glass this smells great. Sure it’s going to be a polarizing wine but life would suck without wines that smell like this in the mix. There’s surprising freshness here as well with smoke and coffee accents framing a core of spicy blackberry and almost strawberry toned fruit that picks up hints of chinese five spice and soy in the glass. Medium light bodied on entry, light and elegant in the mouth. The tannins here have melted away but this remains fresh and surprisingly pretty in the mouth with lovely bitter, wild cherry accented fruit that shows a bit of a beefy edge. The tannins do build in the mouth, nicely balanced by tart acids that bring out the sour plumy fruit on the palate. The finish is driven by ink and mineral flavors with a hint of wild blueberry on the finale. This is at early peak and is delicious today, having retained tons of fresh fruit and gained nuance and textural harmony with age. It’s a surprisingly delicate and somewhat refined Ribera, though it retains the powerful tannins these wines are known for. 90pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
03/14/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Alejandro Fernandez Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero Crianza

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Lush, modern red. Toast and vanilla flavors wrap around blackberry and plum flavors, supported by ripe, full tannins and a generous texture. It's balanced and lively. Best from 2004 through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Inky violet. Perfumed, pure red and dark berry aromas are brightened by zesty minerality. Taut, youthfully firm raspberry and bitter cherry flavors offer excellent cut and thrust. Finishes with suave tannins and outstanding persistence. Impressively balanced and much more about delicacy and insinuation than power. An understated, elegant wine that really clings to the palate.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Bright ruby-red. Superripe but fresh aromas of black cherry and exotic dried red fruits. Supple, suave and fairly deep, with generous flavors of dark cherry, currant and raspberry confit; jammy but not stewy. In the very ripe style of this hot year without losing its balance. Finishes with thoroughly ripe, smooth tannins.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

The 2001 Tinto, which is aged 15 months in American oak (most of it new), exhibits a deep ruby/purple color in addition to a rich perfume of graphite intermixed with blackberries, black currants, and flowers. Full-bodied, elegant, rich and pure, with loads of fruit, abundant glycerin, and a long, concentrated finish, it is still unevolved and primary, but reveals tremendous potential.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

The dark, brambly aromas are subtly overlaid with tobacco, vanilla and dried spices. Earthy notes bolster the black cherries and plums on the palate. Finishes with firm tannins, but they're mellow enough to make this wine drinkable now with rare beef or lamb.


External Review
04/10/2011

Leuchtendes Purpur-Rubin. Brombeeren und getrocknete Kirschen in der fruchtbetonten Nase, unterlegt von Backpflaumen, Lebkuchen und dezenter Nelkenwürze. Auch im Gaumen viel Primärfrucht und edel wirkende Zimtnoten, runde Tannine und marmladiges Extrakt, druckvolle Mitte mit angenehmer Wärme, viel Kirschen und Pflaumen bis ins samtige Finale. Ein echter Grand Vin mit viel Eleganz und grossartiger Fruchtintensität.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

This red packs a lot of flavor on a supple frame. Black cherry, blackberry, smoke, mineral and espresso notes show focus and depth, backed by firm but well-integrated tannins that dissolve on a finely etched, floral-scented finish. Drink now through 2018.


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Leuchtendes Purpur-Rubin. Brombeeren und getrocknete Kirschen in der fruchtbetonten Nase, unterlegt von Backpflaumen, Lebkuchen und dezenter Nelkenwürze. Auch im Gaumen viel Primärfrucht und edel wirkende Zimtnoten, runde Tannine und marmladiges Extrakt, druckvolle Mitte mit angenehmer Wärme, viel Kirschen und Pflaumen bis ins samtige Finale. Ein echter Grand Vin mit viel Eleganz und grossartiger Fruchtintensität.

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