Dominio del Aguila
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100pt Ribera del Duero and more
The Burgundy of Spain

Dominio del Aguila is, without a doubt, one of the most exciting wineries in the world!

The quality and character of this property from Jorge Monzon is what icons are made from. This relative “newcomer” has redefined Ribera del Duero and has rapidly become the star of the region. A star that burns so bright and strong that Dominio del Aguila is firmly rooted as the modern-day benchmark and king of Ribera.

Monzon and his team are dedicated to organic agriculture, whole cluster, traditional methods including foot treading, long and slow fermentation in very cold cellars, and field blends. By searching out old-vine vineyards at high elevations, Dominio del Aguila achieves a bouquet and lift in the wines unlike any other noted Ribera del Duero.

Much has been said about Jorge Monzon’s resume before establishing Dominio del Aguila. The time at DRC and Vega Sicilia have imparted Monzon with a skill set that allowed him the confidence and knowledge to challenge the “norm” of modern Ribera del Duero. Much like the partnership at Comando G and Envinate, Monzon has opted to return to traditional and ancient methods in his farming and winemaking practices. The emphasis on old sites with old vines on nearly treacherous slopes has become a foundation for the Reserva and Gran Reservas. 

However, the quality at Dominio del Aguila across the entire production is nothing short of tremendous. The whites are stunning and powerful with an intensity that many call “Coche-like”. The entry level reds deliver a quality that most estate deliver in their Reservas and the resurrected expression of “Clarete” is one of the most interesting and age-worthy wines we have tasted that incorporates white and red grapes to produce a light red to orangish-pinkish colored wine that is more than a Rose. The Reserva, Gran Reserva and single vineyard wines are simply put - the best of the region. The quality here is uber-consistent. The harmony achieved exudes a class that marries the best of Burgundy and traditional Tempranillo. The pedigree is as if this estate has been producing these wines for 100 years. 

Now is the era of Dominio del Aguila in Ribera del Duero.

Cheers,
Jeremy

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Dominio Del Aguila - Picaro Clarete 2018 (750)
Dominio Del Aguila - Picaro Clarete 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
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93+

The 2018 P√≠caro del √Āguila Clarete is riper comes from a cooler and slow-ripening year and had a shorter √©levage 16 months in French oak barrels. 2018 is one of the greatest vintages in the zone in recent years but perhaps... Read More

 
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Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Canta La Perdiz 2017 (750)
Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Canta La Perdiz 2017 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
97

I also tasted the 2017 Canta la Perdiz from the low-yielding and warm year marked by spring frost. The Tempranillo field blend clusters fermented in concrete vats with natural yeasts after being foot trodden. The wine went through... Read More

 
Current price:  $388.00
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Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2015 (750)
Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2015 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
98

Their Gran Reserva style red 2015 Pe√Īas Aladas Gran Reserva had a very long aging in barrel a total of 54 months including six months of malolactic fermentation. This comes from a myriad of small plots of some of the oldest vines... Read More

 
Current price:  $235.00
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Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2016 (750)
Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2016 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
100
Dominio del Aguila is a family winer based in La Aguilera a small village in Ribera del Duero and run by Jorge Monzon and Isabel Rodero vigneron and architect respectively. Since 2010 they have joined their efforts to make a dream... Read More
 
Current price:  $279.00
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Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Reserva 2017 (750)
Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Reserva 2017 (750ml)
Red Wine 
WA
94
The Reserva is a wine made from oldest vines near the village of Aguilera. Here the vineyards are mainly Tempranillo but like old vines everywhere there are many other varieties red and white mixed in. Rather than separate these... Read More
 
Current price:  $73.00
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Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Reserva 2018 (750)
Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Reserva 2018 (750ml)
Red Wine 
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97

2017 was a low-yielding year so I also tasted the 2018 Reserva their flagship red wine that wants to be a representation of the village of La Aguilera‚ÄĒfine serious and elegant. It's 95% Tempranillo with the remaining grapes... Read More

 
Current price:  $81.00
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