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2018 Alejandro Fernandez Spanish Red "Condado de Haza 20 Aldeas"

Condado de Haza 2018 20 Aldeas

Winery: Alejandro Fernandez

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Condado de Haza 20 Aldeas"

Wine Category: Spanish Red

Grape blend: 100% Tempranillo

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Ribera del Duero

State or country: Spain

Price: $30

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.5)

Review date: June 6, 2023

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Tempranillo opens with a fragrant toasted coconut and stewed black plum bouquet with hints of wintergreen. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and savory. The flavor profile is a chalky minerality and dried fig blend with notes of plum and hints of dill, mild prune, and oolong tea. The finish is dry and its flavors and gentle acidity drift away nicely. I would pair this Tempranillo with a Greek lamb gyro. Enjoy- Ken

Winemaker Notes: Appearance: Clear and bright. Cherry-red color with a violet rim.
Nose: Intense aroma of black fruits, blackberries, and a hint of dairy, with the licorice characteristic of the Tempranillo grape variety, followed by toasted notes such as vanilla, coffee caramel and lightly smokey notes from the ageing process in American oak barrels.
Palate: It is a potent wine that is fleshy at entry, with a remarkable balance between tannins and acidity. It has a broad mouthfeel with well-rounded tannins that fill the mouth with a fruity flavor rounded off with persistent toasted notes, licorice, coffee caramel and toffee. It has a long-lasting, pleasant aftertaste.
Pairing: Ideal with carpaccio, roast lamb, grilled lamb chops, and semi-hard cheeses.

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