Alejandro Fernández Dehesa La Granja 2008, Vino De La Tierra De Castilla Y León

Tempranillo Tempranillo
Spain

$19.95 (192476)

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July 23, 2016

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Generously spicy and wood-inflected, this is clean, cedar and sandalwood-scented, exotic and complex, with a wide...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Here's a rich, lazy, warm and tasty Spanish red that has been enabled through very generous oaking. Expect coconut,...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Still an intensely tannic tempranillo despite the two years of ageing in American oak. Terrific intensity still with...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

This 100 per cent Tierra de Castilla y León tempranillo by Ribera del Duero vigneron Alejandro Fernandez has settled...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Beau meaty nose, reminiscent of some red made from syrah, very engaging. The flavors follow, basically in the same...

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Community Reviews (4)

Vladimir Torres
Vladimir Torres

From the land of the Iberico, the famous black hoof little pig that roams freely, feeds on acorns, and gives us the most delicious jamon, comes this very lovely wine. Dehesa is a happy place, and this tempranillo will surely make you merry!

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jackandwine
jackandwine

Complex with notes of leather, smokiness, ripe black fruits. Medium to full body, present tannins but not aggressive, good fruit and good finish. Earthy wine, a nice aged tempranillo very affordable.

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Gabriel D
Gabriel D

Wonderful surprise in this wine. Just the right degree of sandalwood flavour, good fruit; very enjoyable. No Brett in this wine unlike the San pio ripasso which shouldn't be on the LCBO shelf

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

There's a lot of brett in this well-aged, very Old World Tempranillo from one of Spain's most famous winemakers. Which isn't so bad. It smells like an old boot, but the earthy, well-worn leather is intriguing, not off-putting. The problem is that there isn't much else on offer. There's a fair amount of blackberry, but the fruit is largely flat and dull. Generally unfruity wines are fine, but I do think a beverage made from fruit should at least be minimally fruity. And this just thins out -- brett, blackberry, and all -- into finishing bitterness, with little to no fruity charm along the way.

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