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2005 Alejandro Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Crianza

  • 92 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 90 IWC
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SKU: 56177-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($35) Youthful purple. Deeply scented aromas of ripe dark berries and plum are complemented by roasted coffee and road tar. Serious, brooding plum jam and kirsch flavors in conjunction with low acidity and solid tannins make for tough sledding right now. Finishes ripe and full, with sappy cling and a lingering plummy character. This needs grilled red meat.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: September/October 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2005 Tinto Pesquera Crianza is purple in color with an excellent bouquet of cedar, tobacco, spice box, and blackberry. On the palate it offers layers of ripe black fruits, mineral notes, outstanding depth, and a lengthy finish. It will evolve for several years and be at its best from 2012 to 2025.
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Toast and cocoa notes frame black cherry, tobacco and mineral flavors in this firm red, which shows roasted, slightly rustic, character, yet stays fresh, with notes of lilac and spice on the finish.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Author: TheRhoneStore
  • Self | Rating: 91

    A little red and black fruit up front gives way to a good dry wine on the back. The red fruit tartness fades a little as the wine opens up.
    Author: BigDryRed
  • Self | Rating: 90

    good, but very tannic on opening. softened up after an hour or so, and was very nice
    Drink Dates: 2020
    Author: Jundt and Maritz wine
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Struggled to get the cork out and had to decant through a funnel - still had some alcohol funkiness underneath was mocha, red fruits, nice tannic structure, cherries, dust. Was hoping after 10 years this would have shown more but even still was delicious and great for pizza.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2018
    Author: Rossboss
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

  • 988 bottles owned
  • 96 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 96 collectors)