dominio aguila, ribera del duero, canta perdiz 2017
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
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2017 dominio aguila, ribera del duero, canta perdiz

Why We're Buying

Dominio Aguila Canta La Perdiz belongs in the highest echelon of Spanish wine. The predominantly tempranillo blend ranks as the most expensive red wine from Ribera del Duero, retailing north of $300 per bottle. Critics have lauded it for its timeless finesse, focus, harmoniousness, and perfume.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

I also tasted the 2017 Canta la Perdiz from the low-yielding and warm year marked by spring frost. The Tempranillo field blend clusters fermented in concrete vats with natural yeasts after being foot trodden. The wine went through malolactic and 39 months of aging in oak barrels, mostly French, for 39 months. It has the perfume and approachability of the 2017s, but there's a lot more finesse here, the quality of the tannins is superb, and there's great balance and freshness. Another 2017 that transcends the vintage. The label is different each vintage, and in this different year, it does have a surprising, somewhat Ponsot-like label...1,103 bottles and 10 magnums were filled in March 2021.