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Dominio del Aguila Reserva 2013 is a Ribera del Duero made with a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 10% Albillo, Bobal, and Grenache from the coldest vines at 900 meters of altitude, with some payments prior to 1930.
This wine represents a breath of fresh air in the Ribera, but is not lacking in seriousness, with a balance and a breathtaking finesse.
It is an aromatic, expressive, and floral wine that has managed to preserve a clearly associable character to the Ribera del Duero, to which it adds subtlety and freshness. Its style has conquered international critics and catapulted it to the podium of the great Spanish reds; such is the energy, balance, and the emotion that it causes with every sip.
Robert Parker has awarded this wine a score of 96/100.
This wine will be especially delicious with feathered game, roast suckling pig, and pheasant.
Elaboration of 2013 Dominio del Águila Reserva
2013 Dominio del Águila Reserva (Bobal and Tempranillo)
TASTING NOTES Domain Eagle Reserve 2013:
- View: intense cherry, garnet rim.
- Nose: aromas of cherry and minerals.
- Mouth: scrubland, leather, cigar box, salted black olives, violet, silky, fine tannins.
APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.
BODEGA: Dominio del Águila
GRAPES: Tempranillo, Grenache, Bobal and white country.
PAIRING: feathered game, roast suckling pig and meat stews.
TEMPERATURE: 16-18 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14%
2013 was certainly not an easy vintage in Ribera del Duero, but it's one of those years where the ones that knew how to read the vintage achieved better wines than in an 'easy' vintage. I'd say that's clearly the case of the 2013 Reserva from Jorge Monzón. It's aromatic, expressive, floral and still very Ribera, subtler and fresher without losing the essence of the place. They already have their style, identifiable; they always use 100% full clusters, but only use grapes from ripe stems, even in 2013, a year where it was easy to find herbal aromas and lack of ripeness in too many wines. The challenge in a vintage like this with old vines and mixed varieties is that some of them didn't achieve the necessary ripeness and they had to keep them out of the vats. It has the spark of electricity, the tastiness and emotion of the greatest wines from the region. It's balanced and fresh, in a very different way from the 2012, with a different texture. It's in vintages like this when people demonstrate what they are capable of, and often produce their best wines. I think this is the case with this Reserva, which has to be among the best wines produced in the appellation in 2013. Simply stunning! 6,907 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2016.View more