2013 Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero SKU #1327020


RP 96
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In a very quick amount of time, Dominio del Aguila has emerged to establish itself as one of the top producers in Ribera del Duero. This 2013 is a fantastic example of the style here, which comes from not only old vine Tempranillo but also some heirloom Bobal and Garnacha. Nearly three years of ageing in barrel, along with a large portion of stem inclusion, also helps to define the style at Dominio de Aguila.

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  • Joe Manekin
    By: Joe Manekin
    K&L Staff Member
    A more serious, young Ribera del Duero I have yet to taste, except for perhaps one or two fresher, more aromatic vintages of Vega Sicilia (the 1999 comes to mind) I don't draw that comparison lightly, particularly as Vega Sicilia costs upwards of $350 upon release, and of course is the original high end Spanish collectible wine. That said, if this 2013 vintage of Domninio del Aguila is any indication, I think it's not a stretch to say that this wine is every bit as good, and perhaps nearly its rival in terms of long term ageability. Time of course will tell, but I love this wine for its salted plum flavors, with a truly Castillian soil inflection and mineral backbone, alongside balanced, subtle spicy/sweet notes from the oak (35 months in oak, in fact, not quite Vega length elevage but certainly longer than the normal these days). I encourage anyone - Vega Sicilia collector or simply Spanish wine fan - to check out this fantastic new Ribera del Duero producer.


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