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RIBERA DEL DUERO

Situated in northern central Spain, the Ribera region now challenges the supremacy of Rioja as the leading red wine producing area. It was not until 1982 that DO status was awarded and many private wineries have since been established. The path was forged by Alejandro Fernández, who recognised the region's potential and was a key figure in the development during the 80s. Pesquera, the flagship wine of Alejandro, was released early in the decade to international acclaim. The region's primary grape variety is the local variant of Tempranillo, namely Tinto Fino, which responds well to the terroir and climatic extremes....

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Another cracker was the Aster, Finca El Otero 2014 from Burgos, the central chunk of Ribera where most of the best wines comes from. This big wine (14.5% above but well-balanced) was notably complex with well-meshed tannins and a long finish. Clearly, it will age well.Geoffrey Dean, The Buyer

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The grapes for Finca el Otera are always sourced from the same plot from the oldest vineyard. The barrels are tasted and only the finest are selected for Finca el Otero, and the rest produce the Reserva. Lovely fruit concentration on the nose with rich, jammy fruit scents. Concentrated cassis and spice, with good grainy tannins. Very succulent, rich and...

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This wine is strong, mature and lush to the mouth. It has an excellent tannin structure and yet remains smooth with time. It reveals itself to be very balanced and has a long-lasting finish. It has a refined and complex bouquet. Aromas of well-seasoned fruit, spicy wood, toasted whiffs, hints of minerals and a slightly musky background all stand out.

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More savoury aromas with cedar and some leafy notes. Good complexity on the palate with succulent fruit flavours intermingled with cedar ,spice and some vegetal notes. Perfectly balanced with excellent length

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