Fernandez Alejandro Pesquera Tinto 2005
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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.
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.
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.
Youthful purple. Deeply scented aromas of ripe dark berries and plum are complemented by roasted coffee and road tar. Serious, brooding plum jam and kirsch flavors in conjunction with low acidity and solid tannins make for tough sledding right now. Finishes ripe and full, with sappy cling and a lingering plummy character. This needs grilled red meat.
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.
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.
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.
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