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1994 Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Reserva Especial

  • 94 WS
  • 96 IWC
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SKU: 56173-1994-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Incredibly sweet aromas of boysenberry, steak tartare and exotic oak. Creamy, thick and primal, with a sauvage animal note adding to its essence of dark berry complexity. Totally unevolved, especially next to the regular '94 Pesquera, which is starting to express itself. The nearly painful finish features huge but even tannins and powerful thrust, along with finishing notes of smoke and espresso. Wow! This is cheap (and the Tinto Pesquera is even better value) when you consider today's Bordeaux prices.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: September/October 1998
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Tasted from magnum. Compared with the '94 Crianza, the Reserva is just as rich but even better balanced, with richer fruit flavors that are expressive and powerful yet harmonious on the palate. Shows plenty of chocolate and toasty oak flavors, and the full-bodied tannins are ripe and well integrated. A blockbuster, yet still a beauty.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Wow, this is pure finesse! Complex, mature with great aromes of mermalade, guava, plum, red cherry, suave tannins, delicious and medium finish and what impressive is this! Enjoy now since this is special.
    Drink Dates: 2001-2016
    Author: Jito72
Alejandro Fernandez - Master of Tempranillo - first achieved recognition not in the wine business, but in the agricultural equipment business as a revolutionary beet harvester. In 1972, Alejandro and his wife Esperanza brought their lifelong dream to fruition and established their bodega in Pesquera, where a medieval 16th century lagar and press house became home to their wine production through the 1982 harvest.

The Ribera del Duero DO today boasts a multitude of award-winning wineries, but owes this stamp of greatness to its two main pioneers, Don Eloy Lecanda Chaves (Vega Sicilia) and Alejandro Fernandez. The soils are mainly clay and limestone with a topsoil of sand and gravel. The higher elevations and cooling influences of the river and nearby Atlantic act to produce grapes of fine structure and richness, giving the finished wines perfumed, long-lived aromatics and powerfully complex palates. During harvest and in the winery, the de-stemmed fruit is treated to a minimalist's touch: indigenous yeasts, stainless steel fermentation, aging for 18 to 36 months (depending upon whether it is the Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva) in American, French and/or Spanish barricas and then downtime in the bottle without fining, filtering or cold stabilization. Oak is used to merely enhance the original, natural character of the fruit.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 225 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 34 collectors)