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Aalto PS 2016 Ribera del Duero ~ 94-95RP View full size

Aalto PS 2016 Ribera del Duero ~ 94-95RP

AALTO ~ 100% Tinto Fino / Tempranillo ~ 15.0% Alc. ~ 0.75 Ltr. ~

94-95RP / 95WS / 95PÑ / 98+JD

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AALTO Bodegas y Viñedos
Mariano García
DO Ribera del Duero
Spain

34 bottles in stock

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"I tasted an unbottled sample of the 2016 PS, which was the final blend waiting to be bottled in a couple of weeks. It's quite oaky—marked by the élevage of 19 months in new French oak—spicy, toasty and creamy. It has a full-bodied palate with abundant, fine-grained tannins. This will need time in bottle. It's a wine aimed for fans of powerful, concentrated and generously oaked wines. They expect to fill some 40,000 bottles in late June 2018. Drink: 2022-2030."

"Javier Zaccagnini has left the Aalto project to focus on his solo project Sei Solo. So, this time I tasted the wine with Mariano García."

94-95 Points | Luis Gutiérrez | Robert Parker, Wine Advocate | Issue #238 | 31 August 2018

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"This plush red delivers boysenberry and raspberry compote flavors, with notes of vanilla, licorice and forest floor. Firm tannins and bright acidity keep this focused. Sleek and polished through the floral finish. Vibrant and expressive. Drink now through 2028. From Spain."

95 Points | Thomas Matthews | Wine Spectator | 10 April 2019

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"Made from 100% very old vine Tempranillo and aged 20 months in French oak, the 2016 Aalto PS is a thrilling, brilliant effort that offers both richness and elegance. Boasting beautifully pure notes of crème de cassis, graphite, spring flowers, and lead pencil shavings, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness and depth, yet stays weightless and elegant. It’s perfectly balanced, and again, has off-the-charts purity leading to a great finish. It needs 3-4 years of bottle age yet will keep for 2-3 decades."

98+ Points | Jeb Dunnuck | www.jebdunnuck.com | 3 April 2019

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"Our flagship wine AALTO PS captures the unique character of our exceptional, old vine Tempranillo grapes. It is a wine where intensity meets finesse, as fine age-worthy tannins are balanced perfectly by sweet, complex fruit and spices. 2015 is a vintage of excellent quality and this warmer styled vintage lends the wine lots of power and depth. The nose offers up wonderful fresh fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry and dark plum, atop carefully managed French oak. The palate displays typical Tempranillo flavours; bramble, liquorice and ink, with secondary notes of plum liqueur, coffee bean, fresh tobacco and sweet spices. PS 2015 is a layered, nuanced wine with structure. It will therefore benefit from at least one year’s bottle age but will improve significantly after three, and continue to evolve gracefully over the next decade. Aged for 19 months in 100% new French oak. Malolactic fermentation in barrels AALTO PS 2015 was bottled in June 2017."

Mariano García | AALTO Bodegas y Viñedos

  • Drink: 2022 - 2030
  • Production: 40.000 bottles
  • Treatment: 19 months in new French oak
  • Remarks: The new black label design of Aalto PS suits it just fine, for such serious wine!