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

Red Blend Red Blend
Spain

$15.75 (192476)

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March 31, 2018

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Immediately recognizable Spanish wine here with its American oak-inflected, coconut-tinged profile, but there's also...

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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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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a nicely refined, generous and tasted red - and good value for a ten year old. It is full bodied, fairly...

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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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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

Very good value for money (a little more than $ 20) that Spanish red well wooded but smartly, without the fruit is...

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Community Reviews (8)

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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Ghislain Lalonde
Ghislain Lalonde
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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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Mark Lesniak
Mark Lesniak

June 2018

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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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David Brodati
David Brodati

This is very well done. Medium plus intensity aromatics with dark and red fruit, American oak (dill, coconut, vanilla, cedar) and brett that stays this side of acceptable/non-fault, adding complexity. The palate offers juicy acidity keeping the full bodied wine fresh. Tannins still have some traction, but are softening. Finishes with slight alcohol burn. Almost a decade old and still showing youthful tendencies with colour and some tannic grip. Could go another 5-7 years. Great value. Sept. 2017.

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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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