Country: Spain Region: Ribera del Duero
Varietal: Tempranillo Vintage: 2012 Colour: Red Style: Dry
“Alejandro Fernandez has become one of the superstars of Spain. His wine is made from the Tempranillo grape and is aged 2-21/2 years in casks, which produces remarkable depth and richness, and a texture not unlike top notch Pomerol. The rich fruit combined with the sweet oaky smells has resulted in some opulent and voluptuous wines that are real head turners.”Robert Parker, The Wine Buyer’s Guide
The 2012 Pesquera Reserva offers up a complex aromatic array of balsam wood, espresso, lavender, incense, exotic spices, and assorted black fruits. Savory, ripe, and flavourful, it is in need of a bit more concentration, likely the result of the vintage. It will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring and drink well through 2022.
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