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Fernandez Alejandro Pesquera Tinto 2005

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"The 2005 Tinto Pesquera Crianza is purple in color with an excellent bouquet of cedar, tobacco, spice box, and blackberry. On the palate it offers layers of ripe black fruits, mineral notes, outstanding depth, and a lengthy finish...92" WA 5/08

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La Pesquera Winery:
Tinto Pesquera is the flagship wine produced by Alejandro Fernández at a bodega he founded in 1972 in Ribero del Duero, Spain. He is known for being one of the pioneers of the modern Ribera del Duero industry, seeking out vineyard designations and using techniques that no one in the area had explored before. Pesquera was originally produced using a 16th century winepress, which can sti... Read more
Tinto Pesquera is the flagship wine produced by Alejandro Fernández at a bodega he founded in 1972 in Ribero del Duero, Spain. He is known for being one of the pioneers of the modern Ribera del Duero industry, seeking out vineyard designations and using techniques that no one in the area had explored before. Pesquera was originally produced using a 16th century winepress, which can still be found there today. He introduced the espalier system (tying vines to a trelis) to the area, planting new Tempranillo vines as well as saving old ones, which would eventually lend themselves to the outstanding character of this distinguished wine.  Read less

Member Reviews for Fernandez Alejandro Pesquera Tinto

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Snooth User: GuidoMae
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4.00 5
09/27/2009

Great wine with meat.


Snooth User: Sirko
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4.00 5
01/19/2009

great wine, very good and strong enough against some decent meat


External Reviews for Fernandez Alejandro Pesquera Tinto

External Review
09/27/2011

The vivid ruby color of this vintage of Pesquera is the first indication of its liveliness, playing intriguing contrast to the earthiness of its aroma. But with the first sip, it's all berries; a riot of raspberry and blueberry, exotic and long buoyed by the vibrant acidity. The tannins bite down hard at the end, needing a few years to mellow; or pour with something that can cut them, like sliced sirloin drizzled with Spanish olive oil.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Toast and cocoa notes frame black cherry, tobacco and mineral flavors in this firm red, which shows roasted, slightly rustic, character, yet stays fresh, with notes of lilac and spice on the finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

A whopper in the making, the 2001 Tinto possesses extraordinarily sweet fruit, purity, and richness. A deep ruby/purple color is followed by loads of chocolatey, black currant, cherry, raspberry, and licorice characteristics, full body, good acidity, and a long, layered finish. It should drink well for 10-15 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Deep ruby. Ripe blackberry and plum on the nose, with an almost roasted quality. Then bright, sweet and fresh on the palate, with vibrant blackberry and cassis flavors, notes of minerals and licorice and a silky texture. For such depth and power of flavor there's striking purity and finesse. Sweet, energetic and persistent on the finish, with an endless procession of fresh dark berry flavors. A wonderful vintage for this wine.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Full ruby-red. Cassis, black cherry, licorice and a dusty nuance on the nose. Rich and chewy, with good density. But currently a bit dry-edged, with the sweetnesss in the background. Uncompromising finish features slightly tough, toothcoating tannins. Shows the austere side of the '98 vintage.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2004 Tinto Pesquera (Crianza), from a great vintage, is opaque purple with a fragrant nose of lead pencil, earth, blackcurrants, and blackberry liqueur that jumps from the glass. This is followed by a sexy wine with layered blue and black fruits intertwined with ripe tannins and good acidity. This superb, beautifully balanced effort should evolve for 4-6 years and drink well for another 10-15.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

The 2005 Tinto Pesquera Crianza is purple in color with an excellent bouquet of cedar, tobacco, spice box, and blackberry. On the palate it offers layers of ripe black fruits, mineral notes, outstanding depth, and a lengthy finish. It will evolve for several years and be at its best from 2012 to 2025.


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"The 2005 Tinto Pesquera Crianza is purple in color with an excellent bouquet of cedar, tobacco, spice box, and blackberry. On the palate it offers layers of ripe black fruits, mineral notes, outstanding depth, and a lengthy finish...92" WA 5/08

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