Six of our wines references were tasted and rated for Robert Parker, by his collaborator Luis Gutiérrez, taster of “The Wine Advocate” in Spain.

The good scores achieved in ‘Robert Parker-The Wine Advocate’ are result from the entire Viña Pedrosa team efforts and work.

Robert Parker

Luis Gutiérrez has tasted 6 of our references:

91 points – El Pedrosal Crianza 2018 Cepa Gavilán Crianza 2018

“The Crianza 2018 El Pedrosal, also sold as Cepa Gavilán, is the youngest and more modern offering from the winery.  In 2018, it shows very integrated oak and a juicy personality, ripe and balanced, with a soft texture and mellow flavors, very recognizable as Ribera del Duero with a chalky finish.”

92 points – Viña Pedrosa Crianza 2018

“More classical and with more spicy oak, the 2018 Viña Pedrosa Crianza is rich and has a recognizable nose of ripe berries and spices.  It’s medium-bodied and has abundant, fine-grained tannins and a velvety mouthfeel.  It spent 18 months in barrel, more than the required time to be Crianza.”

93 points – Viña Pedrosa Reserva 2017

The 2017 Viña Pedrosa Reserva feels quite harmonious and fresh for a challenging and warm vintage like 2017.  It represents their classical house style with ripe Tempranillo fruit, integrated oak and a polished and sleek palate where all of the components feel very much in sync.  It’s medium to full-bodied with very fine tannins.”

94 points – Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva 2015

The 2015 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva seems to be one of the most consistent wines here, aided by the fruit of their old vines and a long élevage in barrel.  It’s serious, structured, spicy and polished, with chalky texture of the limestone-rich soils quite noticeable in the finish.  It’s elegant and powerful.”

95 points – Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva 2012 – 40 Aniversario

“There is an exceptional 2012 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva 2012 – 40 Aniversario dressed with a painting from artist Cristóbal Gabarrón to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the winery.  The 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grapes were selected from head-pruned vines that are at least 60 years old, and it fermented with their own strain of yeasts and matured in French and American oak barrels for 24 months, it showcases the evolution of their most classical wines that age gracefully into mellow aromas of meat, forest floor, sweet spices and earth.  The palate is powerful yet polished, with rich and persistent flavors and a sleek, elegant, dry finish.  It should continue aging nicely in bottle in a plateau.”

96 points – Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección, Gran Reserva 2015

I love the super elegant 2015 Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección Gran Reserva, which follows the steps of their best vintages, only produced in exceptional years.  It’s produced with Tempranillo grapes from 85-year-old vines on limestone and clay soils, that delivered low yields of 17 hectoliters per hectare.  It fermented with a selection of their own yeasts and matured in barrel for 26 months.  The oak feels very integrated, and the time in bottle (it was bottled in March 2018) has polished the tannins.  It feels very complex and balanced and seems to be evolving at a slow pace.”

Robert Parker takes into account factors such as the quality of the wine or whether properly reflects its Appellation’s essence, so it is a highly prestigious and influencer indicator in the wine world

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