Grapes: 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Aging: 24 months in barrels (French and American oak), 10 years in the bottle before release.
Taste: Intense and complex, on the nose, where we can still find red fruit aromas, balsamic notes, nuts, a slight toasted background, very clean, and intense. In the mouth it’s alive, well balanced, and fine. Elegant and complex, showing its optimum evolution in the bottle. It’s now in a great moment for consumption, but will develop positively for the next 8-10 years. A fresh, Atlantic wine, that still shows youth.
Color: Cherry red with ruby hints.
Talking About the Wines:
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, August ’18 gave 95+ points to 2005 El Pedrosal Reserva. “One of the big surprises of my round in Ribera del Duero… It expresses the varietal, place and year, with a developed nose full of notes of tea leaves, fine leather, earth, and brick dust. The label somewhat makes me think of those from López de Heredia in Rioja and, to a point, the wine too. It's polished and sleek, elegant in that rustic style Ribera del Duero is capable of. It has moderate alcohol and very good acidity. This is a classical red that could probably age for 25 years. It's a different style from the rest of the Pérez Pascuas portfolio, a wine crafted specially for their US importer, and in principle, it's only going to be sold in the US. A great vin de garde. One to chase!“