Bodegas Los Astrales

Christina Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

9.128 ratings
9.38 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
Josh Orr

Not necessarily #msclassic but a beautiful glass of wine with dark fruit well integrated oak and solid structure.

Not necessarily #msclassic but a beautiful glass of wine with dark fruit well integrated oak and solid structure.

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2015
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

10

Opaque purple. Toasted aromas of new barrel, spicy plum skin, blackberry jam, dried fruits. So well structured. Dense and fresh by turns. Hard to spit.

Opaque purple. Toasted aromas of new barrel, spicy plum skin, blackberry jam, dried fruits. So well structured. Dense and fresh by turns. Hard to spit.

1 person found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2014
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.1

I usual like this wine very well, but today the oak was obtrusive and covered some of the fruit/soil elements I hoped to find here. Third best in a blind, horizontal tasting of top 2010s from our book.

I usual like this wine very well, but today the oak was obtrusive and covered some of the fruit/soil elements I hoped to find here. Third best in a blind, horizontal tasting of top 2010s from our book.

Mar 28th, 2016
J Gwen Berry

Wine Writer Palm Beach Post

8.9

Deep cherry, wild berries and plum with notes of wild flowers, tobacco leaf, toast and vanilla. Full-bodied, round mouthfeel. Yum!

Deep cherry, wild berries and plum with notes of wild flowers, tobacco leaf, toast and vanilla. Full-bodied, round mouthfeel. Yum!

May 12th, 2014
Bethany Lawrence

Astrales "Christina" vertical with winemaker Eduardo Garcia in January @ Finewine.com.

Astrales "Christina" vertical with winemaker Eduardo Garcia in January @ Finewine.com.

Apr 17th, 2013
Lynn de Rothschild

It is not smooth and not rich...a poor choice

It is not smooth and not rich...a poor choice

Jan 15th, 2020
John Knudsen

Pop and pour. Initially, very reserved. I assume extracted. Very dark. Flavor one dimensional and not notable. Some at the table liked it. Eventually noticed some Indian spices, cumin mostly. Not my thing I suppose . At Keens Steakhouse.

Pop and pour. Initially, very reserved. I assume extracted. Very dark. Flavor one dimensional and not notable. Some at the table liked it. Eventually noticed some Indian spices, cumin mostly. Not my thing I suppose . At Keens Steakhouse.

Oct 20th, 2016
Steve Gautier

Oak, earth, black cherry all wrapped up in a great package.

Oak, earth, black cherry all wrapped up in a great package.

Apr 30th, 2016
John Zuzek

Blackberry and licorice compote. Loads of fruit. Dark and brooding. Well integrated with silky tannins. Beautiful!

Blackberry and licorice compote. Loads of fruit. Dark and brooding. Well integrated with silky tannins. Beautiful!

Oct 19th, 2015
Chris Silveri

Absolutely fantastic. Finally starting to wake up. Haven't cracked one of these in a couple of years. Ribera del Duero tinto fino at its best.

Absolutely fantastic. Finally starting to wake up. Haven't cracked one of these in a couple of years. Ribera del Duero tinto fino at its best.

Sep 18th, 2015