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Bodegas Aster Ribera del Duero Crianza 2012

The Experience

Drink When...
Reading philosophy
Listen To...
Nina Simone
Think About...
There is no spoon
Drink With...
Lamb steak

The Oddbins Take

One of those reds that is so good it is likely to instantly convert many into lifelong devotees of Spanish wine. This is full-bodied with a deep, swirling whirlpool of dark Tempranillo character and an inspirational vanilla-tinged reminder of top quality oak. An excellent treat to keep in the kitchen for an unexpected special night in after a tough week - but way, way too good to add to anything that requires stirring.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Spain
Region
Ribera del Duero
Classification
DOC Ribera del Duero
Vintage
2012
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
1.1 g/l
14.5%
Alcohol Units
10.8

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£19.00

£19.00

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The Style

Grape
Tempranillo (100%)
Character
Aged Style, Oaked
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

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"Modern-style crianza, with much fruit and oxidisation. Lively and juicy fruit, very clean and highly pleasurable."
Bodegas Aster is the result of La Rioja Alta’s venture during the early 1990s into the up-and-coming Ribera Del Duero region. Vineyards were planted in 1991 with Tinta del Pais (the local Tempranillo) but it was not till 2000 that the first vintage was released. The limestone soils and climatic extremes of the region contribute to complex and well-structured wines.