Finca Los Aljibes

Selectus Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Red Blend

8.8151 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.


On the nose, black currants, plums, wood, licorice, dark chocolates, black pepper, graphite, earth, bitter herbs, spices, green vegetables and dark coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very dry on the palate with black currants, raspberries, sour cherries, earth, wood, licorice, spices, dark coffee, bell pepper, pencil lead, earth, vegetables, bitter herbs, wet leaves and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This 11 year old Spanish red is still drinking nicely with a great mouthfeel. Not fully balanced any longer, but showing great complexity.


Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

I paired it with Spanish tapas and nice friends.

Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$12.

Dark ruby in color with a short brick rim.


On the nose, black currants, plums, wood, licorice, dark chocolates, black pepper, graphite, earth, bitter herbs, spices, green vegetables and dark coffee.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very dry on the palate with black currants, raspberries, sour cherries, earth, wood, licorice, spices, dark coffee, bell pepper, pencil lead, earth, vegetables, bitter herbs, wet leaves and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This 11 year old Spanish red is still drinking nicely with a great mouthfeel. Not fully balanced any longer, but showing great complexity.


Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

I paired it with Spanish tapas and nice friends.

Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$12.

May 17th, 2018
Jay Squance

Another wine with a big "94" rating on the bottle to lure in suckers like me. Not that great.

Another wine with a big "94" rating on the bottle to lure in suckers like me. Not that great.

5 people found it helpfulSep 12th, 2016
Jimmy A

2007 Vintage, medium body, nice fruit, hints of oak. Better than expected.

2007 Vintage, medium body, nice fruit, hints of oak. Better than expected.

5 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.3

One of the best $12 bottles of wine that we've ever gotten.

One of the best $12 bottles of wine that we've ever gotten.

4 people found it helpfulMay 6th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

Dry and chalky. Medium body and red fruit. Rose petal and orange peel. Graphite and black fruit. Lush and precise.

Dry and chalky. Medium body and red fruit. Rose petal and orange peel. Graphite and black fruit. Lush and precise.

3 people found it helpfulOct 31st, 2016
Nick Pribyl

The driest wine I've ever had. Delish.

The driest wine I've ever had. Delish.

2 people found it helpfulMar 4th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

Tasted over 6 hours. I'll taste this again with a more technical note, but suffice it to say this doesn't suck.

Tasted over 6 hours. I'll taste this again with a more technical note, but suffice it to say this doesn't suck.

2 people found it helpfulAug 28th, 2016
Brian Ager

Complex yet accessible, and drinking incredibly well after aging 14 years! A rich nose full of blueberry & plum with tertiary aromas of tobacco & milk chocolate.  Continues to a well balanced pallate with medium-high tannins & bright acidity with flavors of stewed fruits & raisin with allspice, leather & sage present through a long finish.  Even not accounting for the price this is an outstanding wine, and a perfect pairing for 24 hour dry aged strip streak! ($12)  [1/18/21]

Complex yet accessible, and drinking incredibly well after aging 14 years! A rich nose full of blueberry & plum with tertiary aromas of tobacco & milk chocolate.  Continues to a well balanced pallate with medium-high tannins & bright acidity with flavors of stewed fruits & raisin with allspice, leather & sage present through a long finish.  Even not accounting for the price this is an outstanding wine, and a perfect pairing for 24 hour dry aged strip streak! ($12)  [1/18/21]

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2021
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Again, really good.

Again, really good.

1 person found it helpfulJul 25th, 2017
Suzette Foroozan

Full bodied dry wine that grows to a love affair after a couple of sips... From its okay to live it.

Full bodied dry wine that grows to a love affair after a couple of sips... From its okay to live it.

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2016