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2004 Aalto Ribera del Duero (750ml)
Producer: Bodegas Aalto aalto.es
Appellation: Ribera del Duero - Castilla y León - Spain (DO)
Type: red
Varietal: Tempranillo
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$130.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: February 1, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
94 points "The 2004 Aalto has a far different personality than the 2003. More deeply colored, it is also significantly more expressive aromatically. It reveals pain grille, pencil lead, wild blueberry, black raspberry, and blackberry liqueur notes. Opulent on the palate, it has layer upon layer of ripe fruit, and superb length but is still an infant developmentally. Give this top-flight effort 6-8 years to further evolve and drink it through 2032. "
rated: September 30, 2007 , Stephen Tanzer wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
93 points "Deep ruby. Smoky red berry aromas offer striking precision and lift; floral and mineral qualities appear with air, adding a seductive character. Racy and bright in the mouth, displaying an impressive array of concentrated red fruit flavors, with gentle tannins contributing shape. Finishes with impressive cut and persistence. Very suave stuff."
rated: November 1, 2007 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
90 points "This red has plenty of depth, with blackberry, cola, mineral and floral notes lurking under firm tannins, which frame the dense texture. Rich and intense. "
rated: March 8, 2008 , from a member
90 points Best 2008-2012
rated: April 29, 2008 , kim de vliegher
4.5 stars Best 2008-2032