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Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo

9.297 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
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Ron Yates

One of the best expressions of Duero Tempranillo. Soft and balanced wine with integrated tannins. Chocolate and cigar box dominate the palate with aromatics of dark fruit and red plums.

One of the best expressions of Duero Tempranillo. Soft and balanced wine with integrated tannins. Chocolate and cigar box dominate the palate with aromatics of dark fruit and red plums.

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Deep ruby red. Layered nose with dark fruits and spices. Notes of blackberries, anise, dark cocoa, earth and herbs. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Very dark palate with quite a bit of dark fruits. Layers of dark cocoa and dark berries, both red and black. Solid acidity and a touch dry in the finish. Long finish. Drink till 2027. (92+)

Deep ruby red. Layered nose with dark fruits and spices. Notes of blackberries, anise, dark cocoa, earth and herbs. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and medium bodied. Very dark palate with quite a bit of dark fruits. Layers of dark cocoa and dark berries, both red and black. Solid acidity and a touch dry in the finish. Long finish. Drink till 2027. (92+)

Apr 29th, 2017
Marshall Parrish

Closest to the vine contest - very interesting being from 40 yr old vines. Soft in the mouth with light coco tints and concentrated raspberry

Closest to the vine contest - very interesting being from 40 yr old vines. Soft in the mouth with light coco tints and concentrated raspberry

Nov 14th, 2015
Gustavo Martin

Great Ribera del Duero! Lot of red fruits, strawberries, milk and yougurt notes, expresive, lovely!

Great Ribera del Duero! Lot of red fruits, strawberries, milk and yougurt notes, expresive, lovely!

Sep 28th, 2015
Ben Spicer

Love this juice!!

Love this juice!!

Sep 12th, 2015
Eric Urbani

Just found my new favorite Spanish red

Just found my new favorite Spanish red

Aug 22nd, 2015
Les Huisman

Needs time. A little too primary yet. But will likely go wonderful places.

Needs time. A little too primary yet. But will likely go wonderful places.

May 15th, 2015
Perry Riddle

Oaked up

Oaked up

Mar 27th, 2015
P A
9.2

While sharing chateaubriand with Mrs A at the Post Hotel in Lake Louise AB we asked the hotel owner to pick the pairing wine. He selected a 2014 Aalto Ribera del Tempranillo to our pleasant surprise. The following are my tasting and consuming notes. The intoxicating rainbow aromas of licorice, black fruits, coffee and leather reflect the alternating layers of lime stone, marl, chalk under the silt and clay topsoil of this stellar appellation. The weather extremes of hot days, cool nights only adds to its exceptional phenolic presentation. Aged for 18 months in oak it displays bright acidity, fine grained tannins finishing with an integration of spices, herbs, woody tones and traces of vanilla. Medium-bodied, balanced, complex layering and long legs this wine proved to be the perfect pairing. Kudos to George Schwarz for this selection. Cheers 🍷

While sharing chateaubriand with Mrs A at the Post Hotel in Lake Louise AB we asked the hotel owner to pick the pairing wine. He selected a 2014 Aalto Ribera del Tempranillo to our pleasant surprise. The following are my tasting and consuming notes. The intoxicating rainbow aromas of licorice, black fruits, coffee and leather reflect the alternating layers of lime stone, marl, chalk under the silt and clay topsoil of this stellar appellation. The weather extremes of hot days, cool nights only adds to its exceptional phenolic presentation. Aged for 18 months in oak it displays bright acidity, fine grained tannins finishing with an integration of spices, herbs, woody tones and traces of vanilla. Medium-bodied, balanced, complex layering and long legs this wine proved to be the perfect pairing. Kudos to George Schwarz for this selection. Cheers 🍷

Mar 25th, 2018
James K

Dark cherries v. blackberries and pencil shavings on the nose. Full but refined body. A structured but delicate finish. Paired great with the Catalan meal this evening. First Aalto, hopefully not the last.
Kyle tagged in absentia, but in honor of his love of Spanish wine.

Dark cherries v. blackberries and pencil shavings on the nose. Full but refined body. A structured but delicate finish. Paired great with the Catalan meal this evening. First Aalto, hopefully not the last.
Kyle tagged in absentia, but in honor of his love of Spanish wine.

Aug 3rd, 2017