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Bodegas AAlto Ribera del Duero P.S.

Wine Details

Varietal

Tempranillo

Style

Red

Region

Spain

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) The 2003 Aalto PS is purple/black with an unusually expressive nose for this hot vintage. It reveals smoke, toast, vanilla spice, blueberry, and blackberry jam. This is followed by a fleshy wine with excellent depth and full-body.

(2003 Vintage) Immense weight of black and red fruit, hints of ink and tar but also floral overtones, and a touch of beefstock. Satiny, perfectly integrated new oak, supported by a strong frame of ripe tannins, lower acidity, and impeccable balance. Elegant, velvety extract, amazing length, with a slightly port-like finish.

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    Middle of the road

    almost 3 years
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07