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Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2019 MAGNUM

DOMINIO DEL AGUILA PICARO DEL AGUILA 2019 MAGNUM ~ 95% Tempranillo, 5% others ~ 14.0% Alc. ~ 1.50 Ltr. ~

94+RP

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Dominio del Aguila
Jorge Monzón Pascual
DO Ribera del Duero
Spain

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PÍCARO DEL ÁGUILA TINTO 2019 MAGNUM | DOMINIO DEL ÁGUILA | RIBERA DEL DUERO | 94+RP

"The youngest of the reds I tasted, the 2019 Pícaro del Águila Tinto is their most approachable red and is still serious, vibrant and aromatic with great length and still has good aging potential. They use the grapes from the warmest vineyards they have in the village of La Aguilera, form the northern part closer to La Horra, mostly Tempranillo but with some 5% of other varieties (red and white) interplanted in the old vineyards, fermented together with full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 15 months. Like the 2019 Clarete, this is young and tender and has more tension than I expected for a warmer year. It has less oak than previous years (only 10% or 15% new barrels), and the wine feels better balanced and is floral and aromatic. It's medium-bodied with a very fine texture, a pretty wine that drinks very well and doesn't reflect a warm year at all, as it has incredible freshness. A great Pícaro. They produced 69,852 bottles and 850 magnums, a notable increase in volume... while they increase the quality! It was bottled in February 2021."

"There is a gradual increase of volume in the village reds, as they have more than enough old vineyards to bottle more wine and sell fewer grapes. They have been in their new winery since 2018 where they have more room to work. I tasted wines from different vintages, as they sell the Gran Reserva five to six years after the harvest and the younger wines a couple of years after the vintage, which means there are wines from cool (2016 and 2018) and warmer years (2015, 2017 and 2019) with different profiles. 2017 was marked by spring frost and yields were lower, but still they managed to produce very good wines from the more challenging year. And in 2016 they managed to produce their first 100-point wine. Bravo!"

94+ Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #255 | 30 June 2021

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Dominio del Águila is now a sizable project with some 70,000 bottles produced from the 2018 vintage, as they make and bottle more wine and sell less grapes from one of the most impressive collections of old vines in Ribera del Duero. Even if the reds are the better-known wines from the appellation, here the "clarete", a pink wine produced with a mixture of red and white grapes, and the extraordinary white, a new category just allowed by the appellation of origin, have a special interest, as they are role models of their kind. They recovered the "clarete" category and were one of the first to bet seriously on the production of whites and push for the inclusion of the category in the allowed wines from the appellation.

About their work, their vineyards are certified organic; they do not own a destemmer and everything is fermented with indigenous yeasts and in a very traditional way: foot treading the bunches to free the juice, fermenting all the grapes from the field blend of varieties (always dominated by Tempranillo or Albillo) together in slow fermentations in very cold cellars and the wines also require a long and slow aging in oak barrels. These are true "vins de garde".

Luis Gutiérrez | Wine Advocate | December 2019

  • Drink: 2022 - 2028
  • Production: 69.852 bottles and 850 magnums
  • Treatment: 15 months in French oak barrels
  • Remarks: This is young and tender: fragrant, expressive, open, aromatic and really attractive...
  • Packaging: In OWC[1]