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22 Ratings
Bodegas AAlto Ribera del Duero P.S

Wine Details





Wine Description

The nose is very smoky, with plenty of sweet spices, hints of smoked bacon and cereals of roasted corn. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated, with pungent oak-related flavors and a dusty texture with abundant tannins.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    Garcia’s 2000 PS (100% Tempranillo from 60-70 year vineyards, and aged in French oak) is spectacular. Unfortunately, production is small, with 40% of it (400 cases) making it to the United States. It boasts an inky/purple color as well as a beautiful perfume of smoke, graphite, black and blueberries, minerals, and flowers. This is a young, full-bodied yet remarkably elegant, pure, impeccably well-balanced Spanish red with a finish that lasts for 50+ seconds. While accessible, it should not hit it...
  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 109, July/August 2003 ($80; from 60-year-old tempranillo vines; P.S. stands for pagos seleccionados) Saturated dark ruby to the rim. Superripe aromas show a slightly porty quality: kirsch, black raspberry, clove and cough medicine. Then hugely sweet and rich, with firm acidity and solid mineral backbone giving vibrancy and definition to the black raspberry and espresso flavors. I picked up an intriguing sugges...
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/30/04