@Vinous Favorites nailed the tasting notes. This bottle was gifted at the winery by one of our fellow tour goers, and very much appreciated. Paired tonight with grilled beef short ribs marinated as Korean Bulgogi and it is rocking the pairing. The mouthfeel is soft yet full bodied, wish I bought more. — 5 days ago
This delivers the goods for a “second” wine (little brother to Vega Sicilia). Needs lots of air; give it plenty of decant time as it’s quite closed on pop n pour. Plums, red and black berries, minerals, roast beef jus, charcoal smoke, really well integrated oak. The tannins start out super plush, but build with time in the decanter. Savory and velvety at the same time. Needs a little more time in bottle to really shine. — 19 days ago
Look: ruby red, high intensity, high viscosity
Smell: vanilla, raspberry, tobbaco, very mild alcohol on the finish
Taste: dark cherry, vanilla, rich deep spices, mild oak, quickly goes to tannins, with a long finish — 9 days ago
After loving their white a few weeks back (posted 14 Jan) I had to try their red 😁 Yes another gem from @gabymeetswine @vilaviniteca for €58. Young but drinking well with Mrs E’s Fillet 🥩 in peppercorn sauce with 🍟
📍 Dominio del Águila Reserva 2015
🏵 92+ points but needs more time to shine
🍇 Tempranillo, Grenache, Blanca del País & Bobal
🍷 Deep opaque blackened purple tinted ruby
👃 Sweet dark & red cherry, raspberry chocolate cake, fresh cut cedar & soft smoked soaked oak w/ purple flower, light mineral, blueberry & black berries
👄 Med++ body of creamy smooth rich dark cherry, red cherry, black berry & raspberry in gloopy cocoa, red liquorice, blueberry pie & parma violets w/ a light dry mineral tone
🎯 Med+ slight sweet & dry mineral black cherry/berry boom w/ a red fruit & blueberry chocolatey cake splat
— 21 days ago
Fresh olive and sugar free boysenberry chutney waft in this nose.
More of that sugar free fruit leather, purple sage and fig smoked over cedar staves.
Good foggy fruit play with a dark back palette, where anise and herbaceous acidity take this wine to frontal chewy tannic afterthought.
Lingering chilly bits. Poor Alexander. — 17 days ago
Glossy....smooth tannins...delicious meaty vanilla flavors.... no signs of aging on this bottle. ... this is like a subdued Rioja but vibrant at the same time...medium to full body and all around good!! — 3 days ago