Dominio Del Aguila - Ribera Del Duero Reserva 2018 (750ml)


Price: $81.00

Producer Dominio Del Aguila
Country Spain
Region Ribera Del Duero
Varietal Tempranillo
Vintage 2018
Sku 4672
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 97 Points

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?fine serious and elegant. It's 95% Tempranillo with the remaining grapes found interplanted in their oldest vineyards at an average of 880 meters in altitude on limestone clay and sandy soils. All the clusters ferment together with indigenous yeasts in concrete where they are foot trodden and malolactic was carried out very slowly (11 months) in oak barrels where the wine matured for a total of 27 months. It has a somewhat shy nose but is very elegant. The wine was recently bottled and that can make it a little closed and subtle and it clearly improves with air as it sits in the glass. It's still young and the palate reveals lots of energy; the flavors are very pure and the wine precise and delineated. The tannins are very fine and provide for a chalky texture and an almost salty twist in the finish. This is very in line with the 2016. 15250 bottle an