Pesus 2009

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300.00 €
Price suggested by:
(Viña Sastre)
Red wine (80 % Tempranillo, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)
Viña Sastre
Ribera del Duero
Spain
Year: 2009

 Selectus Wines Tasting Panel
 30th October 2012

Although they have been settled for more than fifty years in La Horra, Burgos province, the Sastres did not get set up as a winery until the beginning of the 1990s when Severiano Sastre’s son, Rafael, founded the winery as we know it today based on a specific philosophy: to produce limited wines with unlimited care. Sustainable grape-growing that respects biodynamic practices has been a constant feature right from the start and their unmistakable style - structured, elegant and very consistent - has turned them into a benchmark bodega in the Ribera del Duero.

Appearance

Lovely dark Picota cherry colour with violet hues on the rim. Totally opaque.

Nose

Extremely fragrant. Very elegant and complex. Brimming with ripe black fruit, along with smoky, spicy and balsamic notes. Very changeable.

Palate

Powerful, meaty, elegant and fresh with a considerable fruit presence. Young tannins still to be tamed with a very perfumed and long-lasting finish. Unforgettable.

Remarks

The house’s finest wine, a highly cosseted wine, the legendary wine named after the union of Pedro and Jesús, the sons who inherited the winery which sadly Jesús continues to run alone since the death of his brother a few years ago. The very limited production (a scant 1,500 bottles) in conjunction with the excellent blending of grapes, predominantly Tinta Fina which comes from grapevines over 80 years old, the hand-crafted cultivation without using any synthetic products, the manual harvesting done by the family themselves and the subsequent ageing for 22 months in new French oak, eventually turns this wine into pure nectar which leaves no one indifferent to it. Powerful, flavoursome, meaty, fruitladen... an absolute delight to try now, a shame to leave it to age. A wine best to have now. To drink and get engrossed in. It could mature with no problem for twenty years... The tremendous 2009!

Serving temperature

from 16 to 18º C

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