Bodegas Los Astrales

Astrales Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

9.1140 ratings
8.818 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Victor Charcan

Exuberant dark fruit of blackberries and ripe cherries, oak comes first, you really need to swirl the glass. Tipicity, body and good length

Exuberant dark fruit of blackberries and ripe cherries, oak comes first, you really need to swirl the glass. Tipicity, body and good length

Sep 10th, 2017
Brad Dixon

Deep tannins yet fruit driven. Very nice, pick one up.

Deep tannins yet fruit driven. Very nice, pick one up.

Jul 16th, 2017
Dick Schinkel

Intense and strong. The notes of fruit (especially red) show many nuances of freshness, acidicity, maturity and even a touch of licorice. They emerge along with toasted, lactic and mineral touches.
Powerful, juicy and elegant wine.
Silky and tasty mid palate, with an intense load of fruit, full of smoky and spicy notes. Tannins are well integrated.
Creamy, fresh and warm, complex.

Intense and strong. The notes of fruit (especially red) show many nuances of freshness, acidicity, maturity and even a touch of licorice. They emerge along with toasted, lactic and mineral touches.
Powerful, juicy and elegant wine.
Silky and tasty mid palate, with an intense load of fruit, full of smoky and spicy notes. Tannins are well integrated.
Creamy, fresh and warm, complex.

2 people found it helpfulMay 20th, 2014
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.5

Another solid effort; dark plums and sweet cherries, chocolate, licorice and toasty oak, framed by generous yet serious tannins and enough acidity to let its fruit driven character take centre stage on the finish.

Another solid effort; dark plums and sweet cherries, chocolate, licorice and toasty oak, framed by generous yet serious tannins and enough acidity to let its fruit driven character take centre stage on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulMay 12th, 2014
Michael Amoruso

Love this wine! Cedar, new leather, lead pencil aromas. Black cherry, black raspberry, soft tannins. Could go another 20 years.

Love this wine! Cedar, new leather, lead pencil aromas. Black cherry, black raspberry, soft tannins. Could go another 20 years.

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2013
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.5

Lovely, balanced wine, very nice fruit and long finish, a good food wine.

Lovely, balanced wine, very nice fruit and long finish, a good food wine.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2013
Javier Baquero

Blackberry, smoky, pipe tobacco and minerals

Blackberry, smoky, pipe tobacco and minerals

Dec 29th, 2016
Liz Hale

Dolph Lungren shoulders on this dude. It's a big boy.

Dolph Lungren shoulders on this dude. It's a big boy.

Apr 1st, 2016
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.2

Intense purple. Good complexity between toasty, wood based vanilla and dark fruit/soil characteristics. Tannins are still lively and firm but with a chocolatey texture. I'd say this could go another 10 years easily.
Disclaimer: I import this

Intense purple. Good complexity between toasty, wood based vanilla and dark fruit/soil characteristics. Tannins are still lively and firm but with a chocolatey texture. I'd say this could go another 10 years easily.
Disclaimer: I import this

Nov 30th, 2015
Ron Yates

Fantastic Tempranillo. Strawberry and sweet cherries with some licorice. Plenty of oak which should make it super delicious in a few years.

Fantastic Tempranillo. Strawberry and sweet cherries with some licorice. Plenty of oak which should make it super delicious in a few years.

Apr 21st, 2015