Aalto Bodegas y Viñedos - 2018 - Aalto P.S. - 750 ml.
Spain - Ribera del Duero
Red - Vintage: 2018 - Size: 750 ml.
Aalto Bodegas y Vinedos is a Ribera del Duero estate known for its varietal red wines made from Tempranillo. Its top wine, P.S., is released in small quantities and only in the best vintages. It is widely considered to be one of Spain's best wines.
I saw more ripeness and a higher impact of the élevage in the 2017 PS compared with the regular Aalto. The year was quite challenging, and they had less grapes but more or less from the same villages: La Aguilera, La Horra, Baños... It's spicy, smoky and toasty, very exuberant and showy, ripe and powerful. The wine went through malolactic in oak and matured in new barriques until bottling. There are plenty of tannins and oak-related flavors. This has a very specific style: ripe, powerful and generously oaked. For fans of the style. Some 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in June 2019.