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2005 Aalto Tempranillo - Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero - Red

Spain - Castilla y Leon - Ribera del Duero

Red Tempranillo
Producer Notes

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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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2020 VF: 2010-2025
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 140
Author Walter Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.81%
Tasted On 11/27/2013

Rich complex nose. Layers of irresistible lush black fruit. SUPERB!

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Author coffeemuse
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.174%
Tasted On 02/15/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2020

Good musculature texture, medium to long finish. Integrating very nicely and can go another 7 or 8 years.

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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.304%
Tasted On 09/12/2012
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Moderate intensity, raison/prune with dark cherry.

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Author winiac
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 0%
Tasted On 05/06/2012
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Author Yayo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.436%
Tasted On 07/03/2010
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Author TMac
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.639%
Tasted On 06/22/2010

Monday, June 21, 2010 - The wine was deep purple. On the nose is a beautiful mix of vanilla, light toast, cassis, and strawberry jam. The first sip was a veritable explosion of fruits and toasty oak. Black cherry, berries, and vanillan ended with a kiss of cinnamon. This had a full body with a smooth silky finish. Definitely a Spanish wine in the "new style".

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Author Philip M
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 11/26/2009
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Author Vinocholic
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.55%
Tasted On 07/02/2009
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2005 Aalto


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