Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)
Aging: 12 months in barrels (French and American oak) and at least 6 months bottle aged.
Taste: On the palate it is powerful, fruity, with noble tannins that give the wine a great concentration and opulence. Vivid, with sensations of fruit, menthol, cocoa, toasted coffee and minerals. Clearly distinguishable aromas of fresh fruit underscored by notes of cedar and licorice, with a most elegant mineral touch. Powerful and enveloping in the mouth with a very long finish. Great intensity on the nose, ripe fruit, balsamic, spicy aromas with a wonderful mineral backbone.
Color: An exuberant wine with a deep, ruby-red color.
Talking About the Wines:
- James Suckling, “The Alluring Freshness of Spain”, July ’17 gave 90 points to 2014 El Pedrosal. “The oak is sitting up high in the nose and palate here with dark berry jam and coconut from top to tail…”
-Wine Spectator, August '17 gave 90 points to 2014 El Pedrosal. “Black cherry, licorice and loamy earth flavors show depth and focus in this plush red. Well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity give this structure. Harmonious, with a lovely core of fruit...”
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, June '17 gave 88 points to 2014 El Pedrosal and named it a 'Best Buy'. "Give this air to get past the oak; then fruit takes over in this soft, elegant Ribera del Duero. It feels round, with polished tannins and a precise acidity. Ready now for choriza and patatas bravas."
-The Wine Advocate, Mar '17 gave 91 points to 2014 El Pedrosal. "The nose reminded me of the Riberas from the 1990s, with those aromas of orange peel, a touch of aromatic herbs (they always have a balsamic side), and wild berries with those spicy notes of the (good) American oak. They consider 2014 among the top five vintages of the last 27 years that José Manuel Pérez has produced. It's a year with elegance, balance and freshness."
-International Wine Report, Feb '16 gave 90 points to 2013 El Pedrosal. "After time it brings aromas of black plum, spicebox and lovely terroir. There are flavors of red raspberrry, cran-cherry, pomegranate and anise with a lovely saline edge."
-Vinous Media (Explore All Things Wine), Dec '15 gave 91 points to 2013 El Pedrosal. "Assertive aromas of dark berries and peppery spices, with hints of vanilla and potpourri in the background. A suave, appealingly sweet midweight that features sappy, smoke-tinged blackberry and cherry compote flavors accented by white pepper and anise."