Aalto

Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo

9.269 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Top Notes For
Michael Descamps

Ripe, but not overripe. This vintage has some pretty lengthy acidity on it. Crushed blackberry, red plum, fig, baked clay, dried thyme, fresh violets, espresso.

Ripe, but not overripe. This vintage has some pretty lengthy acidity on it. Crushed blackberry, red plum, fig, baked clay, dried thyme, fresh violets, espresso.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2016
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

8.9

It's like a shiny new Porsche - yeah, maybe vintage cars are cooler, but you still wanna get in and put the petal to the metal. Old/New World done right

It's like a shiny new Porsche - yeah, maybe vintage cars are cooler, but you still wanna get in and put the petal to the metal. Old/New World done right

Oct 11th, 2015
Bart Van Rompaey

Good value, as always.

Good value, as always.

Oct 8th, 2020
Bart Van Rompaey

This is in a very good place now. Bright shiny color, seems very fresh. Nice nose of fruit, smoke, vanilla and gentle spices. On the palette this is pleasantly light on its feet, with soft grained tannins and uplifting acidity. Oak is well integrated. Aalto remains an excellent value. Love it!

This is in a very good place now. Bright shiny color, seems very fresh. Nice nose of fruit, smoke, vanilla and gentle spices. On the palette this is pleasantly light on its feet, with soft grained tannins and uplifting acidity. Oak is well integrated. Aalto remains an excellent value. Love it!

Mar 19th, 2020
Joanne Franzel

First taste was so bitter I thought it was bad. Been drinking so much medium bodied wine that all of a sudden this was thick and inky. Oak. In the end I liked it but it was a shock.

First taste was so bitter I thought it was bad. Been drinking so much medium bodied wine that all of a sudden this was thick and inky. Oak. In the end I liked it but it was a shock.

Dec 31st, 2016
Anthony Hesselius

Some lingering acidity but rich and full flavors throughout. Dark fruit with leather and smoke. Perfect with the menu tonight.

Some lingering acidity but rich and full flavors throughout. Dark fruit with leather and smoke. Perfect with the menu tonight.

Oct 23rd, 2016
Jane Willheim

Fresh strawberries! Bright fruit expression. 100% tinto fino

Fresh strawberries! Bright fruit expression. 100% tinto fino

Jun 28th, 2016
Bart Mol

Yum yum

Yum yum

May 10th, 2016
Lauren

Love this bold rich and delicious wine!

Love this bold rich and delicious wine!

Mar 6th, 2016
Spinning_spins

Downgraded a bit. This never seemed to get out of "oak" mode. Be sure to allow at least 2 hours of air time before drinking. Initially, there was only vanilla (oak), but now, it's all about black raspberry, with smoke, rhubarb, earth, pepper and raw meat. It evokes primal tendencies in the moments before a year ends and a new one begins. As the Beatles said, "It's getting better all the time."

Downgraded a bit. This never seemed to get out of "oak" mode. Be sure to allow at least 2 hours of air time before drinking. Initially, there was only vanilla (oak), but now, it's all about black raspberry, with smoke, rhubarb, earth, pepper and raw meat. It evokes primal tendencies in the moments before a year ends and a new one begins. As the Beatles said, "It's getting better all the time."

Jan 1st, 2016