Gary's Grand Wine Experience, October 24-26, 2015

2012 Aalto Ribera del Duero

Category: Spain SKU: 09838 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Aalto
Region: Ribera del Duero
Varietal: Tempranillo Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: IWC 92
Price: $42.99
Reg: $54.99
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2012 Aalto Ribera del Duero

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine’s elegance and fruitful presence perfectly displays the vintage’s Atlantic influence. In the nose, it offers freshness and a sharp minerality highlighting its complexity. On the palate, you experience excellence structure that is both round and sweet, with silky and persistent tannins, perfectly merged with the acidity and alcohol. It's a complex and long wine that keeps its presence in the mouth, exhibiting a wide range of flavors. Wonderful aging potential, especially after its third year in the bottle, and might be better when decanted before consumption. Pairs well with game, roasted lamb, stews and mature cheeses.

Reviews

International Wine Cellar 92 Points

Opaque ruby. Smoky, mineral-accented cherry and dark berries on the deeply perfumed nose. Palate-coating black and blue fruit flavors pick up violet pastille and mocha nuances with air. Fleshy and densely packed but lively too, finishing with noteworthy power and persistence and harmonious tannins.-JR