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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
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93

"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 PĂ­caro 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.

Product Detail

Item # 102934
Country Spain
Region Castille and Leon
Sub-Region Ribera del Duero
Ratings

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

93 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2014
Color Rose
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
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