Dominio de Atauta 2005
One of the principle characteristics of Atauta is the great height of the vineyard situated at 950 to 1,000 metres above sea-level which allows maturing to lake place more slowly. During the weeks prior to the harvest, the temperature change between day and night of up to 25 degrees C gives a greater range of aromas with more character. The Tinto Pino variety of grape predominates as the Tcmpranillo in the Ribera del Duero is known.
Bright and clear, deep ruby colour, watery rose rim, tears. Medium plus aroma intensity, black fruits, prunes, spice, white pepper on the nose. Dry, med. + flavour intensity, med/ + acidity, med. + alcohol, high tannins. Black current, black plums, oak, earthy notes on the palate. Rich pronounced flavour. Tempranillo at its best. Ready to drink now but can be kept for 5-10 years.
External Reviews for Dominio de Atauta
Bright red. Spicy red fruit aromas offer impressive clarity and a variety of floral and mineral qualities. Laid-back redcurrant and cherry flavors are deep and focused, with lightly chewy tannins adding grip. Finishes with a dried cherry quality, racy minerality and impressive persistence.
A dense, rich texture carries dark flavors of coffee, blackberry, tar and game in this red. A bit austere, but has focus and detail, with good typicity in the smoky, gamy character. Best from 2010 through 2016.
What a beauty! Masculine aromas of black fruits, cola and oak sit there begging to be sipped, while the lush, deep palate is home to dense blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors. Lively but dense, with tannins, plenty of oak and a finish of black pepper, fudge and vanilla. Complex and exciting Spanish wine. Needs time; best from 2012 through 2018.
The 2005 Dominio de Atauta was aged in French oak, 20% new. Purple-colored, it offers an alluring array of mineral, black cherry, blackberry, and blueberry pie scents. This leads to a structured, balanced, tight wine that will require 6andndash;8 years of cellaring. All the components are present but patience will be required. In short, this is not a wine for those unable to delay gratification. This is a true vins de garde that will require much patience but in the end, it will be rewarded.
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