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2003 Alejandro Fernandez Spanish Red "Tinto Pesquera Janus Gran Reserva"

Pesquera 2003 Janus Gran Reserva

Winery: Alejandro Fernandez

Vintage: 2003

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Tinto Pesquera Janus Gran Reserva"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tinto Fino aka Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Ribera del Duero

State or country: Spain

Price: $194

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 93 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 15, 2012

Wine Review: This Gran Reserva red from Spain is special and will appeal to readers who enjoy aged, Old World styled wine. It is opaque and very dark ruby colored. It opens with a saddle leather and musty black currant like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and unique. The flavor profile is an old oak and leather influenced spicy plum with notes of thyme and black pepper. The finish is rather dry and its very dusty oak tannins are very sticky and last for quite some time. This very well made wine is not for everyone. Those that love this style of wine will love it. It calls out for some beef bourguignon, so be sure to pair them up. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The first Janus since 1995. From a superripe vintage, Alejandro Fernandez achieved great concentration through harvest precision. An explosion of ripe fruit and spice/leather aromas, powerfully mouthfilling yet soft and fresh in the long and consistent finish. A classic Pesquera.

Organic status: not organic

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