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2016 Aalto Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero

$51.99 / bottle

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Winemaker’s Notes

Deep purple red color, as corresponds to old Tempranillo grapes. On the nose we perceive good fruit intensity, a great deal of freshness and hints of well integrated wood. On the palate is complex, structured and elegant, with typical tints of licorice, coffee, tobacco, black fruits and spices, always within the personality of the AALTO style. This wine has a sweet character and could be drunk from the first moment, because it is shown rounded, with enveloping and balanced tannins, and showing a good acidity. AALTO 2016 will gain complexity over the years.

Reviews

95 ptsRobert Parker

When I tasted it, the 2016 Aalto had already been blended and taken out of the barrels, waiting to be bottled in a couple of weeks. It’s still young and tender, with peachy aromas, a little creamy and with a soft palate where the tannins are fine-grained. In 2016, they used more vineyards, grapes from their own plots and others purchased from suppliers. 2016 was a higher-yielding year that provided fresh and balanced wines. It should age nicely.