Dominio del Aguila

Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

9.254 ratings
9.313 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
Amy Huson

Dark and inky garnet color. Aromas and flavors of smokey vanilla, wet earth, with an herbal note of sage over the top of the black fruits which are still coming through nicely. Super savory and meaty tannins and stark acidity tell me this can age infinitely!

Dark and inky garnet color. Aromas and flavors of smokey vanilla, wet earth, with an herbal note of sage over the top of the black fruits which are still coming through nicely. Super savory and meaty tannins and stark acidity tell me this can age infinitely!

Oct 31st, 2018
Chris England

After loving their white a few weeks back (posted 14 Jan) I had to try their red 😁 Yes another gem from @gabymeetswine @vilaviniteca for €58. Young but drinking well with Mrs E’s Fillet 🥩 in peppercorn sauce with 🍟

📍 Dominio del Águila Reserva 2015

🏵 92+ points but needs more time to shine

🍇 Tempranillo, Grenache, Blanca del País & Bobal

🍷 Deep opaque blackened purple tinted ruby

👃 Sweet dark & red cherry, raspberry chocolate cake, fresh cut cedar & soft smoked soaked oak w/ purple flower, light mineral, blueberry & black berries

👄 Med++ body of creamy smooth rich dark cherry, red cherry, black berry & raspberry in gloopy cocoa, red liquorice, blueberry pie & parma violets w/ a light dry mineral tone

🎯 Med+ slight sweet & dry mineral black cherry/berry boom w/ a red fruit & blueberry chocolatey cake splat

After loving their white a few weeks back (posted 14 Jan) I had to try their red 😁 Yes another gem from @gabymeetswine @vilaviniteca for €58. Young but drinking well with Mrs E’s Fillet 🥩 in peppercorn sauce with 🍟

📍 Dominio del Águila Reserva 2015

🏵 92+ points but needs more time to shine

🍇 Tempranillo, Grenache, Blanca del País & Bobal

🍷 Deep opaque blackened purple tinted ruby

👃 Sweet dark & red cherry, raspberry chocolate cake, fresh cut cedar & soft smoked soaked oak w/ purple flower, light mineral, blueberry & black berries

👄 Med++ body of creamy smooth rich dark cherry, red cherry, black berry & raspberry in gloopy cocoa, red liquorice, blueberry pie & parma violets w/ a light dry mineral tone

🎯 Med+ slight sweet & dry mineral black cherry/berry boom w/ a red fruit & blueberry chocolatey cake splat

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2019
Gobindjit S. Dhaliwal

Bold and elegant at the same time capturing the intensity of the vintage with a delicious dark fruit core of dark cherries, blackberries, plums, with discreet floral notes of violets and lavender, some licorice, roasted meats, torrefact notes, and Indian spices. Captivating sappy texture as it enters the palate, it seems harmonious with sweet red and dark fruit flavors on entry followed by licorice and hints of dark chocolate, a nice refreshing balsamic midpalate with chalky mineral notes that lead to a deliciously savory meaty finish filled with sweet spices, and creamy velvety tannins. This is distinctly very Ribera in character but much more refreshing and elegant.

Bold and elegant at the same time capturing the intensity of the vintage with a delicious dark fruit core of dark cherries, blackberries, plums, with discreet floral notes of violets and lavender, some licorice, roasted meats, torrefact notes, and Indian spices. Captivating sappy texture as it enters the palate, it seems harmonious with sweet red and dark fruit flavors on entry followed by licorice and hints of dark chocolate, a nice refreshing balsamic midpalate with chalky mineral notes that lead to a deliciously savory meaty finish filled with sweet spices, and creamy velvety tannins. This is distinctly very Ribera in character but much more refreshing and elegant.

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2018
Ed Lehrman

Good fruit but a little heavy on the oak. Nice with the "feather pork"

Good fruit but a little heavy on the oak. Nice with the "feather pork"

Jan 31st, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Another fantastic discovery from Spain, all thanks due to @Luis Gutiérrez at the WA for the tip on seeking out Aguila.
A little more oder than I was expecting, however there is an elegance and balance behind the new oak that should integrate better in time. I know this because I tried the 2012, 2013 and 2014 red and white barrel samples. Jorge is the real deal!

Another fantastic discovery from Spain, all thanks due to @Luis Gutiérrez at the WA for the tip on seeking out Aguila.
A little more oder than I was expecting, however there is an elegance and balance behind the new oak that should integrate better in time. I know this because I tried the 2012, 2013 and 2014 red and white barrel samples. Jorge is the real deal!

Dec 31st, 2015
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.0

Potente de color, capa media alta, en nariz ahumado muy potente, pan tostado y madera tostada. En boca totalmente dominado por la madera, torrefactos, regalices negros... Le falta mucho por delante para redondear... Selección de @sibaritastur para cata ciega de #gijonenvino #sibaritastur

Potente de color, capa media alta, en nariz ahumado muy potente, pan tostado y madera tostada. En boca totalmente dominado por la madera, torrefactos, regalices negros... Le falta mucho por delante para redondear... Selección de @sibaritastur para cata ciega de #gijonenvino #sibaritastur

Dec 14th, 2015
GaryWEdwards

New house fav. Big darn blueberry with chovolate . Dark ink does not overpower this Ribero del Duero with fruit from aged Vines..

New house fav. Big darn blueberry with chovolate . Dark ink does not overpower this Ribero del Duero with fruit from aged Vines..

May 9th, 2020
GaryWEdwards

Big wine. dark purple ink with hint of cherries and chocolate cake . Maybe overpowered a pasta dish but beautiful nonetheless

Big wine. dark purple ink with hint of cherries and chocolate cake . Maybe overpowered a pasta dish but beautiful nonetheless

Feb 22nd, 2020
Charles Mires

Exceptional. Best Ribera under 100.

Exceptional. Best Ribera under 100.

Feb 17th, 2020
Charles Mires

Outstanding. Great value. Aging nicely

Outstanding. Great value. Aging nicely

Oct 14th, 2019