Red Wine

Aalto PS 2011


Ribera Del Duero, Spain

750ml |15% ABV 

Grape Variety: 100% Tempranillo

94 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

The 2011 Aalto PS is their top Cuvee from selected plots (Pagos Seleccionados), old Tempranillo vineyards around La Horra and La Aguilera in the province of Burgos. The nose has the characteristic dill-like aroma imparted by the American oak (malolactic is carried out in new American barrels and the aging is in French oak only) and plenty of notes of incense, cigar ash, nutmeg, and clove over a core of ripe black fruit. The palate is full-bodied, and shows both elegance and power, with grainy, fine tannins and a silky, slightly dusty texture and moderate acidity. The wine aged for 20 months in the barrel compared with some 30 months in the past. Regardless, the wine is still quite marked by the oak, quality oak, but plenty of oak nonetheless. This is one for the long haul that would benefit from at least a couple of years in the bottle. Drink 2016-2021.
Aalto PS, being made from a selection of our best vineyards, is always intense, powerful, concentrated and long. This AALTO PS 2011 exhibits a very dark color, staining the glass, and a panoply of aromas: flinty soils, toasted bread, licorice, spices, and black fruit. On the palate, its acidity teams up with the alcohol to counterbalance the abundant tannins, resulting in a perfectly structured wine of considerable elegance and finesse. The careful use of new French oak over 22 months has lent an array of sapid tones that enhances the Tempranillo typicity in a great vintage. This wine has a good aging potential and will develop in the bottle for quite a long time, probably 15 to 20 years if properly cellared.
  Pair this with a wide variety of Spanish-inspired dishes, especially grilled lamb chops, rich chorizo, and bean stew or paella.

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