Bodegas Uvaguilera Aguilera

Palomero Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

9.256 ratings
9.17 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
Byron C Mayes

Deep dark purple with slight garnet tinges in the glass. Abundant and bosomy nose of red currant and cherry pipe tobacco. Echoed on the full-bodied palate with plum and (as my dinner partner noted) a shade of beets. Medium plus tannins. Medium acidity. This is one big wine. As much so now as when it was young. Hearty omnivore fare will serve it well as would, frankly, a few more years laying down. No really. 2025 is not out of the question.

Deep dark purple with slight garnet tinges in the glass. Abundant and bosomy nose of red currant and cherry pipe tobacco. Echoed on the full-bodied palate with plum and (as my dinner partner noted) a shade of beets. Medium plus tannins. Medium acidity. This is one big wine. As much so now as when it was young. Hearty omnivore fare will serve it well as would, frankly, a few more years laying down. No really. 2025 is not out of the question.

Jan 1st, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

The producer is using Tinto Fino not Tempranillo. Respectfully, requested Delectable change.

Ten years in bottle, time to check in on my first bottle of six.

On the nose, dark currants. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, baked black plum, raspberries & ripe strawberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, crushed limestone minerals, dry rock & stone, some black rich earth, soft leather, dry stems, steeped fruit tea, dark berry cola, sweet tarry notes with red & dark fresh florals.

The body was big and very full with a hour in the decanter it moves to more medium full with another hour in the decanter. The structure, length, tension and balance are just arriving to a sweet spot. Still plenty of life left in this 05. Another 10 years and perhaps more. The tannins are still pronounced but softened & round with a strong dusty presence. The fruits are; gorgeous, sexy, lush & ripe. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, black plum, creamy raspberries, raisins, ripe cherries & strawberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, dark chocolate, crushed limestone minerals, a fair amount of dry rock & stone, some black rich earth, soft leather, dry stems, hints of mint, dry herbs, steeped fruit tea, black licorice, dark berry cola, sweet tarry notes, used espresso roast with red & dark, purple, fresh florals. The acidity is near perfect. The long, ripe, lush, well balanced finish is excellent and lasts minutes. Beautiful wine with sex-appeal.

Photo of, Bodega Uvaguilera top and bottom photos, Winemaker/Supervisor-Isaac Fernandez and cellar shot.

The producer is using Tinto Fino not Tempranillo. Respectfully, requested Delectable change.

Ten years in bottle, time to check in on my first bottle of six.

On the nose, dark currants. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, baked black plum, raspberries & ripe strawberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, crushed limestone minerals, dry rock & stone, some black rich earth, soft leather, dry stems, steeped fruit tea, dark berry cola, sweet tarry notes with red & dark fresh florals.

The body was big and very full with a hour in the decanter it moves to more medium full with another hour in the decanter. The structure, length, tension and balance are just arriving to a sweet spot. Still plenty of life left in this 05. Another 10 years and perhaps more. The tannins are still pronounced but softened & round with a strong dusty presence. The fruits are; gorgeous, sexy, lush & ripe. Blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, black plum, creamy raspberries, raisins, ripe cherries & strawberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, dark chocolate, crushed limestone minerals, a fair amount of dry rock & stone, some black rich earth, soft leather, dry stems, hints of mint, dry herbs, steeped fruit tea, black licorice, dark berry cola, sweet tarry notes, used espresso roast with red & dark, purple, fresh florals. The acidity is near perfect. The long, ripe, lush, well balanced finish is excellent and lasts minutes. Beautiful wine with sex-appeal.

Photo of, Bodega Uvaguilera top and bottom photos, Winemaker/Supervisor-Isaac Fernandez and cellar shot.

Jul 4th, 2018
Byron C Mayes

Dense dark garnet in the glass. Robust nose of cherry cordial and tobacco. A veritable carpet of black cherry cobbler and new cigar with plush, velvety tannins on the palate. Medium acidity and full-bodied AF. In a great place now, though it clearly has some more time left. My pot roast loves it, too.

Dense dark garnet in the glass. Robust nose of cherry cordial and tobacco. A veritable carpet of black cherry cobbler and new cigar with plush, velvety tannins on the palate. Medium acidity and full-bodied AF. In a great place now, though it clearly has some more time left. My pot roast loves it, too.

Apr 19th, 2017
Randall Hopkins

Winegrower Co-Winemaker and Owner Corvus Vineyard and Corvus Cellars

9.4

Deep and rich, earthy nose, very short finish. Great mouthfeel, silky tannins. Nice wine and worth trying for the less obscure cultivar

Deep and rich, earthy nose, very short finish. Great mouthfeel, silky tannins. Nice wine and worth trying for the less obscure cultivar

Dec 27th, 2014
Dom Malerba

Spectacular Spanish wine!! Thanks Ted @Ted

Spectacular Spanish wine!! Thanks Ted @Ted

Apr 7th, 2019
Mike Lundberg

A sad day as this is my last bottle.. .love this wine! Opened it for our 30th anniversary dinner! Deep color, full body and mild tannins, this 1999 vintage has aged gracefully! Don’t underestimate the Spanish wines!

A sad day as this is my last bottle.. .love this wine! Opened it for our 30th anniversary dinner! Deep color, full body and mild tannins, this 1999 vintage has aged gracefully! Don’t underestimate the Spanish wines!

Mar 31st, 2019
Joe Roth

Just a beautiful, well-structured wine.

Just a beautiful, well-structured wine.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Joe DAscoli

Woah!

Woah!

Jun 18th, 2017
Peter Sultan

What happens w purple wine w age. Not my wheelhouse, & better for it as I appreciate its burnished intensity. I shudder to think what kind of monster this was several years ago. Its still a very big wine.

What happens w purple wine w age. Not my wheelhouse, & better for it as I appreciate its burnished intensity. I shudder to think what kind of monster this was several years ago. Its still a very big wine.

Mar 7th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

A 100% Tinta Fino sourced from a single vineyard with vines over 80 years old. Aged for 23 months in new French oak. Deep red almost purple with a big bouquet of black fruits and oak scents. On the palate, blackberry and rich cherry flavors, some cacao spice. Tannins are smooth but took a few minutes to unwind before tasting. Well balanced with a lingering finish ending with mineral characteristics.

A 100% Tinta Fino sourced from a single vineyard with vines over 80 years old. Aged for 23 months in new French oak. Deep red almost purple with a big bouquet of black fruits and oak scents. On the palate, blackberry and rich cherry flavors, some cacao spice. Tannins are smooth but took a few minutes to unwind before tasting. Well balanced with a lingering finish ending with mineral characteristics.

Feb 21st, 2017