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2010 Aalto Ribera del Duero
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2010 Aalto Ribera del Duero

Producer: Aalto
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Tempranillo
Origin: Spain
Region: Ribera del Duero

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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2012

(100% tempranillo, aged for 24 months in small French and American oak barrels):  Opaque violet color.  Ripe dark berry, cola and floral aromas, with a strong accent of incense.  Fat, sweet and palate-staining, offering intense red and dark berry preserve flavors lifted by juicy acidity.  Powerful yet comes off as quite graceful.  Finishes very long and sweet, with supple tannins and persistent spiciness.

92-94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Tempranillo

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