2008 Aalto 750ml

Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero/ Red / Tempranillo   |     Watch

IWC 90(+?)   Customer 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(+?)

Bright purple. Pungent, intensely perfumed nose displays black and blue fruits, violet, Indian spices and a lively, peppery note. Sweet and lush on entry, then smoky and intense in the middle, offering brawny blackberry and mulberry flavors and suggestions of bitter chocolate and cracked pepper. Ripe but fresh, with a juicy, long finish that features notes of smoke and blackberry. This is pretty powerful for the vintage and deserves some patience.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 159

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Customer Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 93
Author: dozman3
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/21/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2022
this is a fine wine. well balanced, fully developed and drinking brilliantly. wonderfully full nose and a huge finish. enjoy no and for years to come

Author: kevinfarnham
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 09/30/2012
Drink Dates: 2013-2028

Rating: 93
Author: Litig8tr
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/07/2012
Earthy, with dark currants, blackberry and spices, with some herbal notes. The briars and spices remind me of Zinfandel, but this is a much deeper and more complex wine than Zinfandel. Great finish.

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About This Producer

Founded in 1999 and located in Ribera del Duero, on Spain's north-central plateau, Bodegas Aalto produces critically acclaimed wines from old vine (30- to 90-years old) Tempranillo. Aged for two or more years in a combination of new and neutral French and American oak, Aalto's wines are on track to compete with the neighboring Ribera estates of Vega Sicilia and Tinto Pesquera.

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