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Dominio del Águila Reserva 2018

Dominio del Águila Reserva

2018
Astonishingly elegant
ORGANIC
97
PARKER
12x11

£57.80

/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti14.0%
Production15,000 bottles

The wine

Dominio del Águila Reserva is an extraordinary wine. Within a very short space of time, it has been catapulted to the podium of great Spanish red wines, and its prominence has remained and been confirmed in successive vintages. Easily recognisable is its Ribera character but with less opulence than usual and greater elegance. Fragrant and mysterious on the nose, vigorous and with substantial balance on the palate. If a comparison had to be made with another wine, it would be a Vega Sicilia, precisely because of its individual, unique character.

What does this wine taste like?

An aromatic, expressive and floral wine, it adds subtlety and freshness to the typical character of Ribera del Duero wines it confidently displays. Its elegant and lively style has won over international critics and placed it among the very best Spanish red wines. It undoubtedly deserves this reputation thanks to the energy, emotions and balance enjoyed with every sip.

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Feathered game, Roast suckling pig, Pheasant

Ratings and awards

201897 PK
201794 PK
201697 PK96 PN
201595 PK96 PN
201496 PK
201396 PK96 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker

2017 was a low-yielding year, so I also tasted the 2018 Reserva, their flagship red wine that wants to be a representation of the village of La Aguilera—fine, serious and elegant. It's 95% Tempranillo with the remaining grapes found interplanted in their oldest vineyards at an average of 880 meters in altitude on limestone, clay and sandy soils. All the clusters ferment together with indigenous yeasts in concrete, where they are foot trodden, and malolactic was carried out very slowly (11 months) in oak barrels where the wine matured for a total of 27 months. It has a somewhat shy nose but is very elegant. The wine was recently bottled, and that can make it a little closed and subtle, and it clearly improves with air as it sits in the glass. It's still young, and the palate reveals lots of energy; the flavors are very pure and the wine precise and delineated. The tannins are very fine and provide for a chalky texture and an almost salty twist in the finish. This is very in line with the 2016. 15,250 bottle and 101 magnums produced. It was bottled in February 2021.

— Luís Gutiérrez (30/06/2021)Robert Parker Wine Advocate Vintage 2018 - 97 PARKER

Customer reviews

4.8/5
10 reviews
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Wine making

Vinification materialConcrete / Wood
Ageing periodBetween 27 and 35 months
Type of woodOak

Vineyards

Dominio del Águila Reserva is made from old vine grapes growing on the slopes of different hills around the village of La Aguilera (Burgos). They are mainly Tempranillo vines but there are other red and white varieties such as Albillo too.

SoilClay / Sand / Limestone
ClimateContinental
Altitude880.00 meters

The winery

Dominio del Águila

Dominio del Águila

Founded in 2010, Dominio del Águila is where Jorge Monzón and Isabel Rodero’s dream of creating elegant and pure wines has come true. Organic wines, suitable for laying down for a long, long time but also perfect to be enjoyed at any time. Following in the footsteps of generations of winemakers and having studied at the Universities of Bordeaux and Burgundy, Jorge has an impressive background in the world of wine: his experience...

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