Bodegas Alejandro Fernández Tinto Pesquera 2011
Wines produced by Alejandro Fernández are made exclusively from the difficult, quick-maturing Tempranillo variety, of which he is the acknowledged master. His world-famous Tinto Pesquera is aged a minimum of 18 months in oak, with selected Reservas and Grandes Reservas remaining in barrel for 24 months and longer. Already over 70 years old, Alejandro shows no sign of letting up, rising at five every morning and personally overseeing all stages of the winemaking. The attention to detail is evidenced in this excellent vintage.
Opening a bottle the color is a very dark Ruby with aromas of red/black fruits with hints of espresso, toast and spice. The palate shows ripe blackberries and black cherry flavors with a spicy edge, lively acidity and developed tannins. The long finish brings an earthy toasty oak flavor making a this well balanced wine. Shows good backbone and should develop well for a few more years.