Bodegas Alejandro Fernández

Pesquera Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

9.1293 ratings
9.245 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Top Notes For
Meena Reisetter

Wow! So vibrant and youthful!! When I tasted it u couldn't believe that it could be 20 years old!!

Wow! So vibrant and youthful!! When I tasted it u couldn't believe that it could be 20 years old!!

2 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2015
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.6

Wine always tastes better when the bottle's been signed by the winemaker, right? Fully evolved after 2+ decades in the cellar. Elegant, integrated, delicious.

Wine always tastes better when the bottle's been signed by the winemaker, right? Fully evolved after 2+ decades in the cellar. Elegant, integrated, delicious.

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2013
Chris Lucchese

1996 vintage. Still very alive and vibrant. Could sit for more. Secondary and tercerary notes abound, yet very lovely fruit. As well as some smokey and funky notes.

1996 vintage. Still very alive and vibrant. Could sit for more. Secondary and tercerary notes abound, yet very lovely fruit. As well as some smokey and funky notes.

Jan 18th, 2017
Scott Taddeo

Woah. Hit this up as a bit of a refresher on Spain but it didn't really typify Tempranillo. Thankfully it was delicious. Indian mulberry, cherry pip, spice, jasmine, raw meat and slightly sweet oak. Exotic to smell and delicious to drink, expansive with brisk acidity and grippy tannin profile. I'd drink a lot more temp if all was like this.

Woah. Hit this up as a bit of a refresher on Spain but it didn't really typify Tempranillo. Thankfully it was delicious. Indian mulberry, cherry pip, spice, jasmine, raw meat and slightly sweet oak. Exotic to smell and delicious to drink, expansive with brisk acidity and grippy tannin profile. I'd drink a lot more temp if all was like this.

Sep 22nd, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Rich black fruit and a very youthful wine, though fully integrated and showing silky tannins. Lovely wine

Rich black fruit and a very youthful wine, though fully integrated and showing silky tannins. Lovely wine

Sep 16th, 2016
Will Stanley

Very savoury style, with dried herbs and prominent tannin. Dark red fruits feature towards the end giving an overall well-rounded mouthfeel. Drinking nicely but will benefit from more time.

Very savoury style, with dried herbs and prominent tannin. Dark red fruits feature towards the end giving an overall well-rounded mouthfeel. Drinking nicely but will benefit from more time.

Aug 27th, 2016
Mike Coffey

Independent Wine Consultant & Sommelier

9.2

It's good, buy it

It's good, buy it

Aug 13th, 2016
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.3

A lot of fruit and depth here, not to mention much more life to come

A lot of fruit and depth here, not to mention much more life to come

Apr 24th, 2016
Matty Wicksteed

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

Magnum - Great mix of smoked sausage, jammy black berry & currant along with cigar box and Christmas spices. Tasting beautifully at this stage in its life with plush red, black & blue berry fruit, touch savoury, elegant with a smoky finish.

Magnum - Great mix of smoked sausage, jammy black berry & currant along with cigar box and Christmas spices. Tasting beautifully at this stage in its life with plush red, black & blue berry fruit, touch savoury, elegant with a smoky finish.

Feb 27th, 2016
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.7

Potpourri hints of vanilla and a savory note...tart with an attack of tannin dark.. The berries come out on the palate they are ripe and delicious.. There is something very old world about this wine more so than any other thus far in Ribera

Potpourri hints of vanilla and a savory note...tart with an attack of tannin dark.. The berries come out on the palate they are ripe and delicious.. There is something very old world about this wine more so than any other thus far in Ribera

Oct 1st, 2015