Dominio de Aguila is one of the shining lights of Ribera del Duero. Jorge Monzon and his wife Isabel Rodero are making beautiful wines that balance elegance and power. They farm their old vine vineyards bio-dynamically and do a natural ferment on the wines. Their reds are field blends and we've had the fortune of visiting them several times and have been highly impressed with their wines across the board.
"The young 2018 Picaro del Aguila Tinto had just been bottled and should
be released soon. This is their most approachable red, and it has the
depth, concentration and nuance of the best wines from many wineries.
It's produced in a more jovial style, but the wine comes from old vines
that always have a field blend with small percentages of whatever grapes
that are all fermented together, and these vines always produce a
serious and deep wine. In 2018, it matured in French oak barrels for 11
months. This is very young and tender, expressive and aromatic, very
much in line with the 2016. It has lots of energy and power, more than
you might think, and it's serious. It's drinkable now, but it should get
even better with some time in bottle." Luis Gutierrez The Wine Advocate 94 points