Tinto Pesquera

Reserve Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

9.033 ratings
9.31 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe red/black fruits with herbs, toast and sweet spice, aged for 24 months in American oak. On the palate flavors of ripe black cherry flavors with vanilla, oak and cacao notes, nice acidity balance with soft ripe tannins. Long finish ending with subtle fruit, tobacco, vanilla and toasty oak, drinking very well now! Still has room to age, but I think it’s great now.

Deep Ruby with aromas of ripe red/black fruits with herbs, toast and sweet spice, aged for 24 months in American oak. On the palate flavors of ripe black cherry flavors with vanilla, oak and cacao notes, nice acidity balance with soft ripe tannins. Long finish ending with subtle fruit, tobacco, vanilla and toasty oak, drinking very well now! Still has room to age, but I think it’s great now.

May 24th, 2021
Robert Torretti

I love old Pesquera and generally love the range from Joven to Gran Reserva. This reserva Especial wasn’t bad but it wasn’t quite what I was after. It had a taste that was beyond a pleasant anis and seemed more deep and jammy than the stuff I really like from Pesquera. Anyway, not really complaining but it wasn’t as ethereal as I was hoping it would be based on experiences back to the early-1980s, when I was a child. Had it at the Hawksmoor Knightsbridge with a ribeye, asparagus and way-too-buttery mushrooms.

I love old Pesquera and generally love the range from Joven to Gran Reserva. This reserva Especial wasn’t bad but it wasn’t quite what I was after. It had a taste that was beyond a pleasant anis and seemed more deep and jammy than the stuff I really like from Pesquera. Anyway, not really complaining but it wasn’t as ethereal as I was hoping it would be based on experiences back to the early-1980s, when I was a child. Had it at the Hawksmoor Knightsbridge with a ribeye, asparagus and way-too-buttery mushrooms.

May 27th, 2022
Marco Rodriguez

Like it. Blackberry and dark fruits, earth, and spice. Nice finish and good acidic/tannin balance.

Like it. Blackberry and dark fruits, earth, and spice. Nice finish and good acidic/tannin balance.

Mar 14th, 2022
Michael McNabb

Solid!

Solid!

Mar 8th, 2022
Paul St Clair

Up front with fresh red berries and balsamic. Good acidity with balancing notes of vanilla and oak. At 14.5 % it warms the whole way down rounding out the experience.

Up front with fresh red berries and balsamic. Good acidity with balancing notes of vanilla and oak. At 14.5 % it warms the whole way down rounding out the experience.

Jul 5th, 2021
Amy Jarratt

Drank with crawfish. Very good

Drank with crawfish. Very good

May 16th, 2021
Makoto Someya

Good taste with black fruits. 2016 @1560, Eva - Argentine, 210420-220107

Good taste with black fruits. 2016 @1560, Eva - Argentine, 210420-220107

Apr 20th, 2021
Beth Novak Milliken

Rich, bold, deep. The American oak shows. That dill character. A roasted character, as well, from the oak. Shows a lot of youth

Rich, bold, deep. The American oak shows. That dill character. A roasted character, as well, from the oak. Shows a lot of youth

Jun 11th, 2022
Marcus

Marcus had this 5 hours ago

Marcus had this 5 hours ago

Aug 13th, 2022
Orlando de Atienza

Orlando had this 2 months ago

Orlando had this 2 months ago

Jun 6th, 2022