Aalto PS 1800cl 2016
Aalto has only existed since 1999, however, with Mariano Garcia (Vega Sicilia winemaker for 30 years) at the helm the winery has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the most highly regarded producers in the Ribera del Duero region. PS is strictly limited to 20,000 bottles per year and is produced from selected plots of 60 to 90-year-old Tempranillo vines in La Horra, Fresnillo and La Aguilera. The 2016 is one of the greatest recent releases and is the perfect marriage of power and finesse. Deeply intense with rich black fruits, subtle savoury nuances of liquorice, tobacco and spice are beautifully interwoven. It has fantastic cellaring potential and should age brilliantly over the next 10-15 years.