2014 Dominio Del Aguila Picaro Ribera Del DueroBlend from Spain
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- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 93 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Delicate and floral with a ripe dark-fruit character and hints of charcoal and vanilla. Full body, elegant yet firm tannins and a fruity finish. Lots of wood but this is stylish."
93 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Pícaro Clarete is a blend of red and white grapes from old vineyards (they only have old vineyards), matured in barrels that have been reused from previous vintages, so they are older than in 2013 and 2012. It does have a significant amount of white grapes, about 50-60%, and the character, and especially the way the wine matures, is more in the style of a white wine than a red. There are white flowers, aromatic herbs, fine spices and a touch of petrol? The palate is extraordinary, incredibly fresh and complex, with good weight and very good acidity. This has to be the finest vintage to date. The 2012 is drinking superbly today and it's still young, so I don't see why this 2014 should not age the same or even better, as I see more freshness and balance here. 6,436 bottles and 85 magnums were filled in June 2016.
|Region||Castille and Leon|
|Sub-Region||Ribera del Duero|
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|