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Condado Haza 2005

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Condado de Haza is another Alejandro Fernandez (of Pesquera fame) property also located in Ribera del Duero. Purple-colored it offers up fragrant aromas of cedar tobacco black currants and blackberry. There is a supple mouth-feel and generous cherry and black fruit flavors and enough ripe tannins to ensure good longevity. Drink this hedonistic effort now and over the next 10-12 years. WS

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Condado de Haza:
Alejandro Fernández discovered an abandoned hillside on the banks of the River Duero in the mid-1980s that seemed to bring together the ideal conditions to become one of the best vineyards of the region. It had a gentle southern-facing slope that ended in the river and different soils composed of gravel, clay and gypsum that promised to produce the nuances needed to create complex wines from Te... Read more
Alejandro Fernández discovered an abandoned hillside on the banks of the River Duero in the mid-1980s that seemed to bring together the ideal conditions to become one of the best vineyards of the region. It had a gentle southern-facing slope that ended in the river and different soils composed of gravel, clay and gypsum that promised to produce the nuances needed to create complex wines from Tempranillo grapes. Thus began an arduous three-year period of negotiations destined to purchase the small individual allotments that made up the hillside. The first 80 hectares were finally planted in 1989. Today the property, which is named after the nearby town of Haza, has a continuous covering of almost 200 hectares of excellent Tempranillo vines. Although small amounts of wine were produced in 1993, the 1994 vintage was the first that underwent full-scale commercialisation. Both vintages were mainly produced in the Pesquera facilities. It was only from 1995 that Condado de Haza became the “Château” Alejandro Fernández had dreamed of. It became a complete and self-sufficient winery encompassing the whole winemaking process from the vine to the bottle. Read less

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Snooth User: vindood
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0.00 5
10/22/2009

Condado de Haza is another Alejandro Fernandez (of Pesquera fame) property also located in Ribera del Duero. Purple-colored, it offers up fragrant aromas of cedar, tobacco, black currants and blackberry. There is a supple mouth-feel and generous cherry and black fruit flavors and enough ripe tannins to ensure good longevity. Drink this hedonistic effort now and over the next 10-12 years. WS


Snooth User: Andrel
3361697
3.50 5
09/21/2008

Nice wine, but a bit youg. Should be better in 2010-2011.


Snooth User: sbajr
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4.00 5
09/15/2009

Excelent, a no miss


Snooth User: cheers4ever
1961553
0.00 5
06/11/2009

how can I buy it? I'm in Shanghai now.


Snooth User: Docsigmund
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0.00 5
03/13/2009

Great Spanish wine and when you factor in the price, it is unbeatable. 4.5


Snooth User: Armangom
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4.00 5
08/24/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Condado Haza

External Review
09/27/2011

An ambitious tinto fino, this is red-fruited as ripe roriz (the variety's name further down the river in Portugal's Douro). It's also showing substantial oak, especially in the smoky, bacony aroma. This seems pushed to a Port-like ripeness and hasn't yet fleshed out to carry all that ripeness. Age it to allow the fruit to mellow as it absorbs some of the oak.


External Review
07/31/2010

Medium pruple core with a bright ruby rim. Delicate cassis and black cherry aromas are surrounded by rich clay, dark chocolate, vanilla and spicy nutmeg. Smooth as silk entering the mouth. Complex baking spices jump around rich velvety chocolate, cas... Mike Supple. A Proprietary Blend wine from Ribera Del Duero in Spain. 2005 Condado de Haza 750ml


External Review
05/23/2011

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
05/23/2011

Saturated bright ruby. Superripe aromas of raspberry, espresso, cherry skin and black licorice. Chewy, deep and highly concentrated; youthfully tight but with no rough edges. The sappy flavors of black raspberry, mocha and spices show lovely verve. Finishes very long and aromatic, with building tannins.


External Review
10/06/2009

Condado de Haza is another Alejandro Fernandez (of Pesquera fame) property also located in Ribera del Duero. Purple-colored it offers up fragrant aromas of cedar tobacco black currants and blackberry. There is a supple mouth-feel and generous cherry and black fruit flavors and enough ripe tannins to ensure good longevity. Drink this hedonistic effort now and over the next 10-12 years. WS


External Review
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
05/23/2011

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.


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Condado de Haza is another Alejandro Fernandez (of Pesquera fame) property also located in Ribera del Duero. Purple-colored it offers up fragrant aromas of cedar tobacco black currants and blackberry. There is a supple mouth-feel and generous cherry and black fruit flavors and enough ripe tannins to ensure good longevity. Drink this hedonistic effort now and over the next 10-12 years. WS

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