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Pícaro del Águila Tinto 2019

Pícaro del Águila Tinto

2019
ORGANIC
94+
PARKER

Pícaro del Águila Tinto is a red wine made mainly with Tempranillo rounded off with small quantities...

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£24.54

/ 0.75 L btl

Wine Pícaro del Águila Tinto 2019

Spec sheet
Producer
Grapes
Origin
TypeRed Wine Crianza
Alcohol content i14.0%
Bottle size and vintage0.75 L - 2019

Review

Pícaro del Águila Tinto is a red wine made mainly with Tempranillo rounded off with small quantities of other varieties such as Albillo, Grenache or Bobal, all grown following organic agriculture techniques.

The vines are between 35 and 70 years old and grow at an altitude of 900 metres in a north-facing chalky-clay plot which gives the wine an interesting hint of rusticity as well as added freshness. The result is a very well-balanced wine, accessible almost immediately with its splendid fruit to the front.

Bunches of grapes still on their stems are collected and crushed by foot and then vinified together following age-old traditions. A long maceration and fermentation process is followed by a malolactic fermentation and 15-months' ageing in oak barrels. Pícaro del Águila Tinto is a wine which reminds us of wines from the past, a true Ribera wine, fresh and intense with a perfect balance between fruit and ageing. It is cherry-coloured and its precise nose is embellished with wild fruit and spicy and minty hints. Juicy and pleasantly tannic in the mouth, it also has enough freshness to flow freely as aromas of fruit and the forest and lactic touches delight the palate. Despite its significant complexity, it is easy to interpret and leads on to a lingering and rounded finish.

Food pairing

Grilled rabbit / Iberian ham / Roast lamb

Vineyard

  • Vine age:Between 35 and 70 years
  • Soil:Calcareous-clay / Cobbles
  • Climate:Continental

Production

ORGANIC
  • Vinification material:Wood
  • Ageing period:Between 12 and 15 months
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • Clarification and filtration:Bottled unfined and unfiltered

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 17ºC
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended
  • Drinking and storing:Drink now or keep until 2028

Tasting notes

  • ViewCherry red
  • Bouquet:Ripe fruit / Wild fruits / Spices / Mint notes
  • Mouth:Balanced / Fresh / Juicy / Refreshing acidity / Persistent

Wine critics reviews

Luis Gutiérrez
Robert Parker Wine Advocate


Vintage 2019 - 94+ PARKER

The youngest of the reds I tasted, the 2019 Pícaro del Águila Tinto is their most approachable red and is still serious, vibrant and aromatic with great length and still has good aging potential. They use the grapes from the warmest vineyards they have in the village of La Aguilera, form the northern part closer to La Horra, mostly Tempranillo but with some 5% of other varieties (red and white) interplanted in the old vineyards, fermented together with full clusters and indigenous yeasts and matured in French oak barrels for 15 months. Like the 2019 Clarete, this is young and tender and has more tension than I expected for a warmer year. It has less oak than previous years (only 10% or 15% new barrels), and the wine feels better balanced and is floral and aromatic. It's medium-bodied with a very fine texture, a pretty wine that drinks very well and doesn't reflect a warm year at all, as it has incredible freshness. A great Pícaro. They produced 69,852 bottles and 850 magnums, a notable increase in volume... while they increase the quality! It was bottled in February 2021.

— Luis Gutiérrez (30/06/2021)

Customer reviews

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by: Guy (07/12/2017) - Vintage 2015

Super balanced Ribera for great price

We like the reviews from Gutiérrez who is reviewing for The Wine Advocate Spanish wines and this is one of the discoveries. Medium bodied, complex and great lengthy aftertaste. A real discovery for this price if you like The Ribera’s a bit less powerful and more complex. Best to wait a year to allow further development.

by: Guy (18/07/2018) - Vintage 2016

Super new style Ribera at great price

After tasting a few bottles of the 2015 and 2016 I can say this is really different than most Ribera’s. Very elegant, flavourful and good nose and aftertaste looking forward to next sip. It needs time in the bottle... although difficult... the 2015 now tastes even better than a year ago.

by: Luis phillips (26 Feb) - Vintage 2019

Wonderful surprise

Frankly one of the best.. probably too young but an abundance of fruit and superb balance- will be a regular when in stock

by: Guy (03/11/2020) - Vintage 2018

Excellent!

Lots of pure fruit and smooth tannins. Very easy drinking wine but also quite a classy example. Would certainly revommend.

by: Guy (07/02/2020) - Vintage 2018

Recommended!

As good or maybe even slightly better as 2016. Complex & balanced, very good price/quality, you really need to try it.