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2005 Alejandro Fernandez Spanish Red "Condado de Haza"

Alejandro Fernandez 2005 Condado de Haza

Winery: Alejandro Fernandez

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Condado de Haza"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Ribera del Duero

State or country: Spain

Price: $34

Cases produced: 40,000

KWG Score: 93 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: September 18, 2008

Wine Review: This opaque dark ruby wine is big and young. It has a very long and pleasing life ahead of it. It opens with a black pepper and spicy raspberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, initially very smooth, with plenty of building acidity once on the palate for a while. The flavor profile is spicy black cherry with notes of black current and black pepper. The finish is quite dry and noticeable puckery tannins are present for a very long time. Decant this wine and serve it with Memphis styled barbecue ribs or jambalaya. Cheers – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Normally more fruit-forward than its sibling Tinto Pesquera, 2005 produced an extremely rich wine, with a healthy dose of firm tannins. Ripe yet closed, will need a year or two to open in bottle. An excellent, ageworthy vintage.

Organic status: not organic

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