- Made with 100% Tempranillo grapes
- Dark fruit preserve and licorice flavors
- Full, intense flavor
- Pairs well with grilled red meats
91 Points - "Deep, bright violet. Blackberry, cherry-vanilla and licorice on the oak-spiced nose. Deep, sweet and pliant, but with very good juicy character and spicy lift to its dark fruit preserve and licorice flavors. Finishes velvety and long, with fine-grained tannins, a repeating notes of licorice and impressive clarity." -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
COMPOSITION: 100% Tempranillo
[Refers to 2008 vintage] - 91 Points - "The dark ruby-colored 2008 Tinto Pesquera exhibits an inviting nose of cedar, spice box, mineral, violets, and blackberry. This is followed by a ripe, racy, nicely proportioned style of Tempranillo with excellent concentration and length." -The Wine Advocate
[Refers to 2007 vintage] - 91 Points - "Vivid ruby. Youthful, high-pitched aromas of red- and blackcurrant, cherry and fresh rose, with suggestions of baking spices and cured meat adding complexity. Juicy and precise, offering gently sweet red fruit flavors firmed by a zesty mineral spine. Finishes with strong cut and very good precision, repeating the floral note. Alejandro Fernandez told me that he harvested earlier than usual in this vintage, which explains this wine's vivacity." -Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, September/October 2010.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Wines produced by Alejandro Fernández are made exclusively from the difficult, quick-maturing Tempranillo variety, of which he is the acknowledged master. His world-famous Tinto Pesquera is aged a minimum of 18 months in oak, with selected Reservas and Grandes Reservas remaining in barrel for 24 months and longer.
Already over 70 years old, Alejandro shows no sign of letting up, rising at five every morning and personally overseeing all stages of the winemaking. The attention to detail is evidenced in this excellent vintage; supple tannins underpin a typically creamy and seductive wine.