Grapes: 90% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very limited production from privileged vineyard.
Aging: 24 months in barrels (French and American Oak), minimum 36 months in bottle before release. Excellent longevity (12-15 years).
Taste: Wide, ripe tannins, opulent, greasy, mouth-filling, good structure. Elegant tones of aging in wood are manifested with spicy hints present. Very complex to the nose. Elegant aging bouquet. It’s extreme complexity, and solid, powerful structure, provide the elegance, and potential to continue growing in the bottle.
Color: Clean, significantly deep, dark cherry red with hints of carmine and light tawny hues, having a lively, youthful glow.
Talking About the Wines:
-eRobertParker.com, The Wine Advocate, August ’18 gave 94 points to 2012 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva. “The Pérez Pascual family talks about a cooler year in 2012, which is surprising. It was an extremely dry year with the tendency to produce very concentrated wines, but not here, where the 2012 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva is a great example of how great viticulture can achieve balanced grapes and therefore wines, which is the way and their way...”
- Wine & Spirits “Focus: Ribera Del Duero”, June ’18 gave 95 points to 2011 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva. “This Gran Reserva defines Pérez Pascuas style. It’s an elegant Ribera del Duero, it’s red cherry flavors melding with firm tannins, and an acidity that emphasizes the overall freshness of the wine, supporting the verticality in its structure. Deliciously herbal, with soft touches of cinnamon…”
-International Wine Report, April '18 gave 94 points to 2011 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva. "... displays an impressive inky and opaque color. As this slowly begins to open it reveals inviting aromas of milk chocolate, roasted fig, and dark cherry liquor. Silky smooth on the mid-palate, flavors of black olive, black tea, and mocha resonate from its core. Stunning and showing an incredible combination of tension and weight, this is shaping up beautifully, and should continue to cellar well over the course of the next decade, and even beyond.”
-A View From The Cellar, May-June ‘18 gave 93 points to 2011 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva. “The 2011 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva is the only wine from the bodegas that is not comprised entirely of tempranillo, as the blend here is ninety percent tempranillo and ten percent cabernet sauvignon. The wine spends two years in a blend of French and American casks prior to bottling and fully three years in the cellars gaining bottle age after the mise. The 2011 is a ripe wine, coming in at 14.5 percent octane, but also balanced and classy, as it wafts from the glass in a complex blend of black plums, dark berries, cigar smoke, a touch of hazelnut, good soil signature and a judicious framing of new oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and impressively complex and elegant, with a fine core, excellent underlying soil pull, good acids, fine-grained tannins and a long, balanced and very classy finish. This is certainly approachable today, but it is still a fairly young wine and four or five years of additional bottle age would really bring this to a lovely point in its evolution.”
-Wine & Spirits Magazine, December ’17 gave 95 points to 2010 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva. “… The altitude, a cool year, and the house style, combine to deliver an abright, and elegant wine, with layers of red fruit, herbs and spices, a subtle oak note in the background. Youthful and intense, with firm, tight tannins, and vibrant acidity, it captures the best characteristics of Viña Pedrosa.”