Dominio del Aguila

Pícaro del Águila Clarete Tempranillo Blend

9.085 ratings
9.016 pro ratings
Ribera del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Peter Sultan

Lopez de Heredia rose lovers alert: a sumptuous, big complex nose of rose hips & sour melon, sherry like: mouth filling palate of dried white peach, white flowers, & cotton wool- but more like oxidized Chenin. Clarete the style, not the varietal here; lovely texture too & a vibrant life saver orange/red. Red & white blend. What a wine. Paired with gazpacho with my wine geek/ professional friends, who were so generous in bringing this to dinner.

Lopez de Heredia rose lovers alert: a sumptuous, big complex nose of rose hips & sour melon, sherry like: mouth filling palate of dried white peach, white flowers, & cotton wool- but more like oxidized Chenin. Clarete the style, not the varietal here; lovely texture too & a vibrant life saver orange/red. Red & white blend. What a wine. Paired with gazpacho with my wine geek/ professional friends, who were so generous in bringing this to dinner.

Jun 24th, 2021
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9.2

Extremely pale red. Pungent red berry, blood orange and floral aromas are complicated by smoky minerals and white pepper. Sappy and sharply focused on the palate, offering red currant, raspberry and floral pastille flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Delivers a suave blend of power and finesse and finishes long and minerally, with resonating floral and red fruit notes. All whole clusters and fermented in large, neutral French oak vats; aged for 16 months in neutral French and American oak barrels. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2021)

Extremely pale red. Pungent red berry, blood orange and floral aromas are complicated by smoky minerals and white pepper. Sappy and sharply focused on the palate, offering red currant, raspberry and floral pastille flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Delivers a suave blend of power and finesse and finishes long and minerally, with resonating floral and red fruit notes. All whole clusters and fermented in large, neutral French oak vats; aged for 16 months in neutral French and American oak barrels. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2021)

Feb 18th, 2021
Johan Larsson

Owner/Sommelier tapasbar

9.1

My kind of rosé.

My kind of rosé.

May 30th, 2019
Alejandro Medina

It’s not rosé

It’s not rosé

Aug 15th, 2017
Gobindjit S. Dhaliwal

I seem to prefer the 2015 Clarete at this moment than the 2014. It seems more poised and balanced with a internal elegance that makes this highly drinkable. Aromatically complex with notes of sweet cranberries, raspberries, orange peel, lavender, thyme, a slight old woody cabinet aroma followed by exotic spices. A nice mid bodied wine with crisp red fruit flavors on entry, refreshing balsamic midpalate with hints of citrus that lead to a chalky mineral finish that just permeates every inch of the mouth and keeps on going and going. This is incredibly delicious and mesmerizing.

I seem to prefer the 2015 Clarete at this moment than the 2014. It seems more poised and balanced with a internal elegance that makes this highly drinkable. Aromatically complex with notes of sweet cranberries, raspberries, orange peel, lavender, thyme, a slight old woody cabinet aroma followed by exotic spices. A nice mid bodied wine with crisp red fruit flavors on entry, refreshing balsamic midpalate with hints of citrus that lead to a chalky mineral finish that just permeates every inch of the mouth and keeps on going and going. This is incredibly delicious and mesmerizing.

2 people found it helpfulJun 13th, 2018
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.0

An excellent #lunch #wines
Looks like #rose but is not. DO Ribera Del Duero. Is a clarete, a blend of red & white grapes. Much more red wine texture & mouthfeel than a rose.
#sundaylunch

An excellent #lunch #wines
Looks like #rose but is not. DO Ribera Del Duero. Is a clarete, a blend of red & white grapes. Much more red wine texture & mouthfeel than a rose.
#sundaylunch

1 person found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2016
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.3

Bonito color rojo teja, en nariz muy potente, frutos secos, fresa y maíz tostado. En boca muy buena entrada, paso muy potente y un final potente largo y muy agradable...

Bonito color rojo teja, en nariz muy potente, frutos secos, fresa y maíz tostado. En boca muy buena entrada, paso muy potente y un final potente largo y muy agradable...

Jun 10th, 2015
Martinez

Fantastic vintage. Elegant, subtle nose with notes of red fruit. Fresh, mineral, chalky texture. Good length

Fantastic vintage. Elegant, subtle nose with notes of red fruit. Fresh, mineral, chalky texture. Good length

Sep 18th, 2022
Martinez

Complex, perfumed nose. Aromas of red fruit, floral notes, hints of orange and vanilla - reminiscent of white Burgundy. Very fresh, tart red fruit and chalky notes on the palate. Great acidity. Addictive. Better and better every year

Complex, perfumed nose. Aromas of red fruit, floral notes, hints of orange and vanilla - reminiscent of white Burgundy. Very fresh, tart red fruit and chalky notes on the palate. Great acidity. Addictive. Better and better every year

Oct 18th, 2021
Kurtis Epp

Really nice Tempranillo blend with beautiful artwork on label. This is a really well-balanced Ribera del Duero. Soft on the palate and fruity on the nose.

Really nice Tempranillo blend with beautiful artwork on label. This is a really well-balanced Ribera del Duero. Soft on the palate and fruity on the nose.

Nov 22nd, 2020