Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez Pesquera Reserva 2012
|Region||Spain, Ribera del Duero|
|Brand||Bodegas Alejandro Fernandez|
Initial cola and root-beer aromas precede floral berry scents. A strict palate is firm but avoids crushing weight. Narrow plum, currant and berry flavors are focused and framed by roaring tannins. This is still young and tough, but with great potential; drink from 2019-2035.
This muscular red has an austere character, with assertive tannins and bitter notes that underlie flavors of loamy earth, tar and licorice. Shows depth, while hints of cherry and fresh herb open on the finish. Decant. Best from 2019 through 2028. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 420 cases imported.