Pesus 2003 Vina Sastre
|Region||Ribera del Duero|
The 2003 Pesus comes from a small parcel of 82-year-old Tempranillo with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot as part of the field blend. Yields were a microscopic 7-9 hectoliters per hectare. After fermentation in a special stainless steel tank, the wine was transferred into new French oak. It was racked further into new oak three times and aged for a total of 24 months in the oak. This 100-case cuvee is surely one of Spain’s greatest wines. Nearly black in color, with enticing aromas of black cherries, cassis, spice, and licorice, on the palate there is amazing concentration, full body, and layer upon layer of fruit. The tannins are nearly covered as this wine is virtually seamless. Give it 4-6 years of additional cellaring and drink it for the following 20 years.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
This lush red is like pie à la mode, sweet with ripe blackberry and huckleberry fruit and vanilla oak flavors. Mouthfilling yet not aggressive, with enough acidity to keep it lively. An oaky, modern style, ripe and heady, but rich and deep.