Dominio del Águila

About Dominio del Águila

Founded as recently as 2010, Bodegas Dominio del Águila is forging a new path through its incredible cuvées from the famous Ribera del Duero region in Spain. Famed, quite rightly, for its staggeringly rich, bold and uncompromising wines, this young estate is offering an altogether more elegant, restrained and highly terroir-focused interpretation of the region and its varietals. Judging by both the demand for its wines and the critical acclaim achieved in well under a decade, this is clearly an alternative of which oenophiles are more than welcome.


Situated in the village of La Aguilera, Dominio del Águila is the brainchild of Jorge Mónzon and partner Isabel Rodero. Collectors may be surprised that wine of such quality can be crafted by such a young winemaker from an estate very much in its infancy. It just so happens that Jorge boasts what may be the single most impressive CV of any young winemaker on Earth – his very first full-time viticultural position was at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti! Departing France for his native Spain, Mónzon took a position at a fairly well-known winery in the very same region in which he now produces such exceptional cuvées - Vega-Sicilia.

 

Viniculture

It was whilst working at Bodegas Arzuaga-Navarro, however, that the ambitious vigneron came across a number of ancient vineyard parcels whose grapes were being sold to, and used in the prestige cuvées of, other wineries across the region. Seizing his moment, Jorge and Isabel snatched these plots up, mainly Tempranillo, some of which were over 100 years old.


Farmed fully biodynamically, terroir expression is extraordinarily important to the couple. “Our goal is to make pure and fine wines” says Jorge, and Dominio del Águila would certainly win the golden boot in this regard. Chief amongst their deeply covetable range is the breath-taking “Peñas Aladas” Gran Reserva. Sourced from some of the very oldest vines in La Aguilera on the eponymous hillside of Peñas Aladas, this is a unique and fascinating terroir within the region. Situated at a lofty 880 meters above sea-level, these vineyard plots are some three whole degrees Celsius cooler than the average temperature in the surrounding area. A cool climate site, in the context of Ribera del Duero, the terroir is conducive to long, slow fruit maturation giving complexity and power to the sublime grapes.

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18 Products

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,570.07
2015

Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The scarcest and rarest of the reds is the single-vineyard 2015 Canta la Perdiz, produced with the field-blend grapes of one of the oldest vineyards in the village of La Aguilera, a plot at 890 meters in altitude that has sandy and limestone-rich soils that give the wine a specific texture reminiscent of chalk. It's planted with a field blend dominated by Tempranillo but with small percentages of many other grapes, and the aim is to be able to ferment them all together. The ripeness of 2015 allowed for all the different varieties to achieve good ripeness, and they were all included in the wine, which fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts. It was foot trodden, and the malolactic and slow and long aging was in French oak barrels and lasted 31 months. It's a wine of perfume and finesse, gentle and tender, attractive and showy, developing nice complexity in the glass, with a more Mediterranean profile, some fennel and aromatic herbs. It has a velvety texture with very fine tannins. It also has very good freshness and balance, and it finishes long and dry. 1,220 bottles and 24 magnums were filled in May 2018.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,570.07
Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,110.07
2016

Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2016 (6x75cl)
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £2,110.07
Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,636.07
2017

Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2017 (6x75cl)
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 5 - Inc. VAT: £1,636.07
Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2013 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,090.07
2013

Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Their Gran Reserva is released a good six or seven years after the harvest, and they consider the 2013 Peñas Aladas Gran Reserva still too young. It comes from small plots of some of the oldest vineyards in the village of La Aguilera, in the zone known as Peñas Aladas in a cooler place at 870 to 890 meters in altitude. The topsoils are sandy, and then there is clay and a limestone-and-marl mother rock that they consider perfect. The dominant grape is Tempranillo, but in these old plots, there is always a mix of varieties—Albillo, Bruñal, Garnacha, Bobal, Cariñena—and the aim is to ferment them all together (ripeness permitting). This fermented with full clusters that were foot trodden, and malolactic was in barrel and extremely slow (19 months). It matured in barrel for five years. It is an incredibly backward wine, young and undeveloped, with tons of gunpowder, earthy and mineral, diesel-like, complex and with a magnetic attraction that makes you go back over and over again. It has pungent and pristine flavors, with amazing precision and symmetry, like laser cut, long, with very fine tannins and a supple, almost salty finish. This wine should age forever in bottle. This wine is just magic. 1,671 bottles and 69 magnums were filled in September 2018. The initial 2010 is now glorious, but I agree, still young...
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,090.07
Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2014 (1x500cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,205.85
2014

Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2014 (1x500cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The Gran Reserva from 2014 had also been bottled for over one year when I tasted the wines, so I included the 2014 Peñas Aladas Gran Reserva in this report, although the wine might take some time to reach the market. This is a rare wine, matured in oak barrels for 45 months and produced in limited quantities in a painfully slow process to create a wine with very high aging potential that, even when released some five or six years after the harvest, feels too young and a little raw. It feels a lot gentler and approachable than the 2013 I tasted next to it; it's more aromatic and expressive, complex and at the same time easy to understand. The palate is also approachable and tender, with very fine-grained tannins, when in reality, it's very powerful and tannic, but the balance is terrific. It should develop beautifully in bottle, and the Ribera character, which is there, should be even more evident with a little more time. 3,051 bottles and 43 magnums were filled unfined and unfiltered by hand in June 2018.
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Castilla y Leon 1x500cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,205.85
Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,042.07
2014

Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The Gran Reserva from 2014 had also been bottled for over one year when I tasted the wines, so I included the 2014 Peñas Aladas Gran Reserva in this report, although the wine might take some time to reach the market. This is a rare wine, matured in oak barrels for 45 months and produced in limited quantities in a painfully slow process to create a wine with very high aging potential that, even when released some five or six years after the harvest, feels too young and a little raw. It feels a lot gentler and approachable than the 2013 I tasted next to it; it's more aromatic and expressive, complex and at the same time easy to understand. The palate is also approachable and tender, with very fine-grained tannins, when in reality, it's very powerful and tannic, but the balance is terrific. It should develop beautifully in bottle, and the Ribera character, which is there, should be even more evident with a little more time. 3,051 bottles and 43 magnums were filled unfined and unfiltered by hand in June 2018.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 2 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,042.07
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £424.07
2014

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2014 Reserva is the winery's flagship wine, a wine produced to showcase the vineyards from the village La Aguilera next to Aranda de Duero in the province of Burgos. It's produced with the field blend dominated by Tempranillo from old vineyards in different parts of the village picked and fermented together. The full clusters were foot trodden and fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts, and malolactic was very slow (it took eight months in 2014!) in oak vats. The élevage was extended to 31 months in French oak barrels of different sizes and ages. The wine has an herbal twist that provides freshness, and the oak feels very integrated. It has a magical perfume, in a great classical Ribera del Duero, with more body and structure; it has almost the same freshness as the 2013 but with more depth, compensated by complexity. It opens up nicely in the glass. It should age for a very long time in bottle, but it's already approachable. 9,850 bottles and 167 magnums were filled in May 2017.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £424.07
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £430.07
2015

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95)

The 2015 Reserva checks in a Tempranillo-dominated red with 15% comprising a field blend of Garnacha, Bobal, and Albillo, all aged 35 months in barrel. Gorgeous blueberries, smoked blackberries, roasted herbs, chocolate, lead pencil, and graphite notes dominate the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a concentrated, powerful texture, lots of tannins, and a great finish. It certainly shows the warmer style of the vintage in its texture and tannins, yet it stays balanced and offers notable freshness as well as a great finish. It has another decade of prime drinking.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 3 95 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £430.07
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £388.06
2016

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Quite different from the 2015 was the 2016 Reserva, a red from a cooler year with good yields, so they were able to increase production of this wine over twofold and increase the quality! It took some seven months to complete fermentation, and the élevage in barrel lasted some 29 months. It has an incredible nose, violets and something musky, intriguing, complex and nuanced, mysterious and difficult to define, with some notes reminiscent of soy sauce. The palate is seamless and with terrific balance, a silky texture and very fine but chalky tannins. This is an amazing Ribera del Duero. 18,834 bottles and 519 magnums produced. It was bottled in April 2019.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £388.06
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £334.07
2017

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2017 (6x75cl) Sourced from the village of La Aguilera, these old vines sit at 880m above sea level give rise to a stunningly elegant Tempranillo blend. Having waited eight months for malolactic fermentation to finish and followed by nearly three years of ageing in barrel, this 2017 is poised and complex. Remarkably, due to spring frosts, the newly released 2017 also sees a drastically reduced production level. Losing 75% of the harvest, only 750 cases were made.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Oct 2021

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 7 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £334.07
Picaro del Aguila Clarete Rose 2017 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £266.14
2017

Picaro del Aguila Clarete Rose 2017 (12x75cl)
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Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £266.14
Picaro del Aguila Clarete Rose 2019 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £266.14
2019

Picaro del Aguila Clarete Rose 2019 (12x75cl) A wonderful, barrel-fermented Rosé made from a blend of Bandol, Garnacha, Albillo and Tempranillo, this wine, restores the beleaguered “clarete” category to the heights of yesteryear according to the Wine Advocate. Pairing well with Japanese cuisine, this is becoming the best insider secret now.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Oct 2021

Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 5 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £266.14
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2016 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £197.91
2016

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2016 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (93+)

The youngest of the released wines I tasted is a red—the 2016 Pícaro del Águila Tinto. It is from what they consider to be one of the best and freshest vintages in recent times. This is produced with the vines from the warmer parts of La Aguilera, a cold place to start with (and in a cooler year). The old vines are planted with a mix that is dominated by Tempranillo but also contains some 5% other grapes. All the grapes are picked and fermented together with full clusters and natural yeasts in concrete and stainless steel vats. It matured in oak barrels for 13 months. This is fragrant, expressive, open, aromatic and really attractive. The palate is really balanced, with great freshness, fine tannins and a very pleasant mouthfeel—supple, balanced and with great depth. This is the best version of this bottling so far, and it seems like 2016 could be a great overall vintage, based on some other wines I sampled from cask (many of them have an extended élevage). 21,550 bottles and 624 magnums were filled unfiltered and unfined in November 2017.
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Castilla y Leon 1x300cl 1 93+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £197.91
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2016 (6x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £466.54
2016

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2016 (6x150cl)

Wine Advocate (93+)

The youngest of the released wines I tasted is a red—the 2016 Pícaro del Águila Tinto. It is from what they consider to be one of the best and freshest vintages in recent times. This is produced with the vines from the warmer parts of La Aguilera, a cold place to start with (and in a cooler year). The old vines are planted with a mix that is dominated by Tempranillo but also contains some 5% other grapes. All the grapes are picked and fermented together with full clusters and natural yeasts in concrete and stainless steel vats. It matured in oak barrels for 13 months. This is fragrant, expressive, open, aromatic and really attractive. The palate is really balanced, with great freshness, fine tannins and a very pleasant mouthfeel—supple, balanced and with great depth. This is the best version of this bottling so far, and it seems like 2016 could be a great overall vintage, based on some other wines I sampled from cask (many of them have an extended élevage). 21,550 bottles and 624 magnums were filled unfiltered and unfined in November 2017.
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Castilla y Leon 6x150cl 1 93+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £466.54
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2017 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £266.14
2017

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2017 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

2017 was an unusually short crop as a result of terrible frost in April 2017, when thermometers reached -10 degrees Celsius in some places. The 2017 Pícaro del Águila Tinto, their entry-level and most approachable red, was seriously affected, of course. They lost some 60% of the volume, but the wine is incredible for the condition of the year. It feels a little more mysterious, not as expressive or open, a bit reductive perhaps, but the aromas are clean and don't show any excess ripeness. They did an amazing job eliminating all the raisins that didn't make it into the fermentation vat, and the extra workload has clearly paid off. The wine has some grip and fine, chalky tannins. 17,025 bottles and 487 magnums produced. It was bottled unfiltered and unfined and with just a little sulfur added in October 2018 after 12 months in oak barrels.
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Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £266.14
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2017 (6x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £365.74
2017

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2017 (6x150cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

2017 was an unusually short crop as a result of terrible frost in April 2017, when thermometers reached -10 degrees Celsius in some places. The 2017 Pícaro del Águila Tinto, their entry-level and most approachable red, was seriously affected, of course. They lost some 60% of the volume, but the wine is incredible for the condition of the year. It feels a little more mysterious, not as expressive or open, a bit reductive perhaps, but the aromas are clean and don't show any excess ripeness. They did an amazing job eliminating all the raisins that didn't make it into the fermentation vat, and the extra workload has clearly paid off. The wine has some grip and fine, chalky tannins. 17,025 bottles and 487 magnums produced. It was bottled unfiltered and unfined and with just a little sulfur added in October 2018 after 12 months in oak barrels.
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Castilla y Leon 6x150cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £365.74
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2018 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £302.14
2018

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2018 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

I tasted two vintages of the entry-level red, of which the young 2018 Pícaro del Águila Tinto had just been bottled and should be released soon. This is their most approachable red, and it has the depth, concentration and nuance of the best wines from many wineries. It's produced in a more jovial style, but the wine comes from old vines that always have a field blend with small percentages of whatever grapes that are all fermented together, and these vines always produce a serious and deep wine. In 2018, it matured in French oak barrels for 11 months. This is very young and tender, expressive and aromatic, very much in line with the 2016. It has lots of energy and power, more than you might think, and it's serious. It's drinkable now, but it should get even better with some time in bottle. 44,680 bottles and 787 magnums were filled in September 2019.
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Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £302.14
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2019 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £266.14
2019

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2019 (12x75cl)
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Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 13 - Inc. VAT: £266.14
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,295.00
2015

Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

The scarcest and rarest of the reds is the single-vineyard 2015 Canta la Perdiz, produced with the field-blend grapes of one of the oldest vineyards in the village of La Aguilera, a plot at 890 meters in altitude that has sandy and limestone-rich soils that give the wine a specific texture reminiscent of chalk. It's planted with a field blend dominated by Tempranillo but with small percentages of many other grapes, and the aim is to be able to ferment them all together. The ripeness of 2015 allowed for all the different varieties to achieve good ripeness, and they were all included in the wine, which fermented with full clusters and indigenous yeasts. It was foot trodden, and the malolactic and slow and long aging was in French oak barrels and lasted 31 months. It's a wine of perfume and finesse, gentle and tender, attractive and showy, developing nice complexity in the glass, with a more Mediterranean profile, some fennel and aromatic herbs. It has a velvety texture with very fine tannins. It also has very good freshness and balance, and it finishes long and dry. 1,220 bottles and 24 magnums were filled in May 2018.
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 2 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,295.00
Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,745.00
2016

Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2016 (6x75cl)
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £1,745.00
Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,350.00
2017

Dominio del Aguila Canta La Perdiz 2017 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 12 Oct 2021

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 5 - In Bond: £1,350.00
Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2013 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £895.00
2013

Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

Their Gran Reserva is released a good six or seven years after the harvest, and they consider the 2013 Peñas Aladas Gran Reserva still too young. It comes from small plots of some of the oldest vineyards in the village of La Aguilera, in the zone known as Peñas Aladas in a cooler place at 870 to 890 meters in altitude. The topsoils are sandy, and then there is clay and a limestone-and-marl mother rock that they consider perfect. The dominant grape is Tempranillo, but in these old plots, there is always a mix of varieties—Albillo, Bruñal, Garnacha, Bobal, Cariñena—and the aim is to ferment them all together (ripeness permitting). This fermented with full clusters that were foot trodden, and malolactic was in barrel and extremely slow (19 months). It matured in barrel for five years. It is an incredibly backward wine, young and undeveloped, with tons of gunpowder, earthy and mineral, diesel-like, complex and with a magnetic attraction that makes you go back over and over again. It has pungent and pristine flavors, with amazing precision and symmetry, like laser cut, long, with very fine tannins and a supple, almost salty finish. This wine should age forever in bottle. This wine is just magic. 1,671 bottles and 69 magnums were filled in September 2018. The initial 2010 is now glorious, but I agree, still young...
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Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £895.00
Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2014 (1x500cl)
In Bond: £990.00
2014

Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2014 (1x500cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The Gran Reserva from 2014 had also been bottled for over one year when I tasted the wines, so I included the 2014 Peñas Aladas Gran Reserva in this report, although the wine might take some time to reach the market. This is a rare wine, matured in oak barrels for 45 months and produced in limited quantities in a painfully slow process to create a wine with very high aging potential that, even when released some five or six years after the harvest, feels too young and a little raw. It feels a lot gentler and approachable than the 2013 I tasted next to it; it's more aromatic and expressive, complex and at the same time easy to understand. The palate is also approachable and tender, with very fine-grained tannins, when in reality, it's very powerful and tannic, but the balance is terrific. It should develop beautifully in bottle, and the Ribera character, which is there, should be even more evident with a little more time. 3,051 bottles and 43 magnums were filled unfined and unfiltered by hand in June 2018.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 1x500cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £990.00
Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £855.00
2014

Dominio del Aguila Penas Aladas Gran Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The Gran Reserva from 2014 had also been bottled for over one year when I tasted the wines, so I included the 2014 Peñas Aladas Gran Reserva in this report, although the wine might take some time to reach the market. This is a rare wine, matured in oak barrels for 45 months and produced in limited quantities in a painfully slow process to create a wine with very high aging potential that, even when released some five or six years after the harvest, feels too young and a little raw. It feels a lot gentler and approachable than the 2013 I tasted next to it; it's more aromatic and expressive, complex and at the same time easy to understand. The palate is also approachable and tender, with very fine-grained tannins, when in reality, it's very powerful and tannic, but the balance is terrific. It should develop beautifully in bottle, and the Ribera character, which is there, should be even more evident with a little more time. 3,051 bottles and 43 magnums were filled unfined and unfiltered by hand in June 2018.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 2 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £855.00
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £340.00
2014

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2014 Reserva is the winery's flagship wine, a wine produced to showcase the vineyards from the village La Aguilera next to Aranda de Duero in the province of Burgos. It's produced with the field blend dominated by Tempranillo from old vineyards in different parts of the village picked and fermented together. The full clusters were foot trodden and fermented in concrete vats with indigenous yeasts, and malolactic was very slow (it took eight months in 2014!) in oak vats. The élevage was extended to 31 months in French oak barrels of different sizes and ages. The wine has an herbal twist that provides freshness, and the oak feels very integrated. It has a magical perfume, in a great classical Ribera del Duero, with more body and structure; it has almost the same freshness as the 2013 but with more depth, compensated by complexity. It opens up nicely in the glass. It should age for a very long time in bottle, but it's already approachable. 9,850 bottles and 167 magnums were filled in May 2017.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £340.00
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £345.00
2015

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2015 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (95)

The 2015 Reserva checks in a Tempranillo-dominated red with 15% comprising a field blend of Garnacha, Bobal, and Albillo, all aged 35 months in barrel. Gorgeous blueberries, smoked blackberries, roasted herbs, chocolate, lead pencil, and graphite notes dominate the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a concentrated, powerful texture, lots of tannins, and a great finish. It certainly shows the warmer style of the vintage in its texture and tannins, yet it stays balanced and offers notable freshness as well as a great finish. It has another decade of prime drinking.
3 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 3 95 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £345.00
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £309.99
2016

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Quite different from the 2015 was the 2016 Reserva, a red from a cooler year with good yields, so they were able to increase production of this wine over twofold and increase the quality! It took some seven months to complete fermentation, and the élevage in barrel lasted some 29 months. It has an incredible nose, violets and something musky, intriguing, complex and nuanced, mysterious and difficult to define, with some notes reminiscent of soy sauce. The palate is seamless and with terrific balance, a silky texture and very fine but chalky tannins. This is an amazing Ribera del Duero. 18,834 bottles and 519 magnums produced. It was bottled in April 2019.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £309.99
Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £265.00
2017

Dominio del Aguila Ribera del Duero Reserva 2017 (6x75cl) Sourced from the village of La Aguilera, these old vines sit at 880m above sea level give rise to a stunningly elegant Tempranillo blend. Having waited eight months for malolactic fermentation to finish and followed by nearly three years of ageing in barrel, this 2017 is poised and complex. Remarkably, due to spring frosts, the newly released 2017 also sees a drastically reduced production level. Losing 75% of the harvest, only 750 cases were made.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Oct 2021

Castilla y Leon 6x75cl 7 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £265.00
Picaro del Aguila Clarete Rose 2017 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £195.00
2017

Picaro del Aguila Clarete Rose 2017 (12x75cl)
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 2 - In Bond: £195.00
Picaro del Aguila Clarete Rose 2019 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £195.00
2019

Picaro del Aguila Clarete Rose 2019 (12x75cl) A wonderful, barrel-fermented Rosé made from a blend of Bandol, Garnacha, Albillo and Tempranillo, this wine, restores the beleaguered “clarete” category to the heights of yesteryear according to the Wine Advocate. Pairing well with Japanese cuisine, this is becoming the best insider secret now.
Delivery to Storage from 12 Oct 2021

Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 5 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £195.00
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2016 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £156.00
2016

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2016 (1x300cl)

Wine Advocate (93+)

The youngest of the released wines I tasted is a red—the 2016 Pícaro del Águila Tinto. It is from what they consider to be one of the best and freshest vintages in recent times. This is produced with the vines from the warmer parts of La Aguilera, a cold place to start with (and in a cooler year). The old vines are planted with a mix that is dominated by Tempranillo but also contains some 5% other grapes. All the grapes are picked and fermented together with full clusters and natural yeasts in concrete and stainless steel vats. It matured in oak barrels for 13 months. This is fragrant, expressive, open, aromatic and really attractive. The palate is really balanced, with great freshness, fine tannins and a very pleasant mouthfeel—supple, balanced and with great depth. This is the best version of this bottling so far, and it seems like 2016 could be a great overall vintage, based on some other wines I sampled from cask (many of them have an extended élevage). 21,550 bottles and 624 magnums were filled unfiltered and unfined in November 2017.
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Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2016 (6x150cl)
In Bond: £362.00
2016

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2016 (6x150cl)

Wine Advocate (93+)

The youngest of the released wines I tasted is a red—the 2016 Pícaro del Águila Tinto. It is from what they consider to be one of the best and freshest vintages in recent times. This is produced with the vines from the warmer parts of La Aguilera, a cold place to start with (and in a cooler year). The old vines are planted with a mix that is dominated by Tempranillo but also contains some 5% other grapes. All the grapes are picked and fermented together with full clusters and natural yeasts in concrete and stainless steel vats. It matured in oak barrels for 13 months. This is fragrant, expressive, open, aromatic and really attractive. The palate is really balanced, with great freshness, fine tannins and a very pleasant mouthfeel—supple, balanced and with great depth. This is the best version of this bottling so far, and it seems like 2016 could be a great overall vintage, based on some other wines I sampled from cask (many of them have an extended élevage). 21,550 bottles and 624 magnums were filled unfiltered and unfined in November 2017.
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Castilla y Leon 6x150cl 1 93+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £362.00
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2017 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £195.00
2017

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2017 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

2017 was an unusually short crop as a result of terrible frost in April 2017, when thermometers reached -10 degrees Celsius in some places. The 2017 Pícaro del Águila Tinto, their entry-level and most approachable red, was seriously affected, of course. They lost some 60% of the volume, but the wine is incredible for the condition of the year. It feels a little more mysterious, not as expressive or open, a bit reductive perhaps, but the aromas are clean and don't show any excess ripeness. They did an amazing job eliminating all the raisins that didn't make it into the fermentation vat, and the extra workload has clearly paid off. The wine has some grip and fine, chalky tannins. 17,025 bottles and 487 magnums produced. It was bottled unfiltered and unfined and with just a little sulfur added in October 2018 after 12 months in oak barrels.
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Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £195.00
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2017 (6x150cl)
In Bond: £278.00
2017

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2017 (6x150cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

2017 was an unusually short crop as a result of terrible frost in April 2017, when thermometers reached -10 degrees Celsius in some places. The 2017 Pícaro del Águila Tinto, their entry-level and most approachable red, was seriously affected, of course. They lost some 60% of the volume, but the wine is incredible for the condition of the year. It feels a little more mysterious, not as expressive or open, a bit reductive perhaps, but the aromas are clean and don't show any excess ripeness. They did an amazing job eliminating all the raisins that didn't make it into the fermentation vat, and the extra workload has clearly paid off. The wine has some grip and fine, chalky tannins. 17,025 bottles and 487 magnums produced. It was bottled unfiltered and unfined and with just a little sulfur added in October 2018 after 12 months in oak barrels.
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Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2018 (12x75cl)
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2018

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2018 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94)

I tasted two vintages of the entry-level red, of which the young 2018 Pícaro del Águila Tinto had just been bottled and should be released soon. This is their most approachable red, and it has the depth, concentration and nuance of the best wines from many wineries. It's produced in a more jovial style, but the wine comes from old vines that always have a field blend with small percentages of whatever grapes that are all fermented together, and these vines always produce a serious and deep wine. In 2018, it matured in French oak barrels for 11 months. This is very young and tender, expressive and aromatic, very much in line with the 2016. It has lots of energy and power, more than you might think, and it's serious. It's drinkable now, but it should get even better with some time in bottle. 44,680 bottles and 787 magnums were filled in September 2019.
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Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 1 94 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £225.00
Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2019 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £195.00
2019

Picaro del Aguila Tinto 2019 (12x75cl)
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Castilla y Leon 12x75cl 13 - In Bond: £195.00

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