One hundred percent Tempranillo from the Pesquera clones planted in 1998. Purity of fruit accompanies concentrated texture and weight, with excellent balance and expression enhanced by two years in bottle prior to release.
Deep ruby. Highly perfumed bouquet of cherry, mulberry, smoky Indian spices and vanilla. Vibrant, precise and seamless, offering juicy red and dark berry and floral flavors. Finishes with slow-building tannins, very good clarity and punch and repeating floral and spice qualities.
The 2005 Dehesa la Granja, from a top-flight vintage, displays an inviting perfume of cedar, Asian spices, a hint of balsamic, licorice, and assorted black fruits. This is followed by a sweetly-fruited, well-proportioned wine with a friendly personality. It is approachable now but is likely to evolve for another 2-3 years. Drink this outstanding value from 2013 to 2020+.
Alejandro Fernández personites the mercurial 20th-century Spanish
experience. A family breadwinner from the age of thirteen, he went on to
learn several trades, beginning as a master carpenter. After military service he worked selling agricultural machinery but soon came to manufacture equipment of his own design, attaining national success with a revolutionary beet harvester. During all these years Alejandro harvested and made wine yearly from his own vineyards, nurturing a lifelong dream of establishing a... View More