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Friday, May 11, 2012

2004 Tinto Pesquera Reserva



On the nose I get a true sense of place and origin. This wine breaths the true essence of Spanish terroit. I get breathtaking aromas of dried black currant, pencil lead, sweet and sensual tobbaco leaf, plum, sage, cedar and leather, ripe black cherries. There is this earthiness and leather aroma that is completely distinct of any other wine in the whole universe. It speaks to the dry and arid vineyards of Ribera del Duero and is completely true to it's place of birth. This wine is a beauty that should be called the essence of Spanish wine and a true expression of Tempranillo.

On the palate the wine is equally as stunning and revealing; showing flavors of ripe black plum, black tea, tobacco, black cherries, blackberry, scorched earth, and leather. This wine is drinking in it's absolute prime and displays a remarkable range of flavor, balanced acidity, and complexity. The finish sails on for at least a few minutes and is a savory delight. Stunning wine.......98 points


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