Wine Advocate, the magazine of renowned wine critic Robert M. Parker, has scored the new vintages of Bodegas Hnos. Pérez Pascuas wines.
EL PEDROSAL CRIANZA -VIÑA PEDROSA CEPA GAVILAN CRIANZA
91 points – El Pedrosal Crianza 2020: also know as CEPA GAVILÁN.
“The 2020 El Pedrosal, which is sold under the brand Cepa Gavilán, wants to be a balanced, fresh and Atlantic red produced with Tinto Fino. It matured in’ barrel for 12 months and has 14.5% alcohol and good acidity and freshness. The wine introduces the serious and classical wine style with ripeness, austerity and balance with typical rusticity and unusual elegance, a medium to full-bodied palate and fine tannins.”
VIÑA PEDROSA CRIANZA
92 points- Viña Pedrosa Crianza 2020
“The flagship 2020 Viña Pedrosa Crianza is perfumed and has ripe fruit without excess and integrated spiciness and smoke from the élevage in barrel. It fermented with a selection of indigenous yeasts from their older vines and matured in barrel for 18 months. It has notes of peach, ripe berries, flowers and sweet spices, with a mellow palate, fine tannins and a gentle and approachable mouthfeel”.
VIÑA PEDROSA LA NAVILLA RESERVA
92 points – Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” 2019
“The youngest of the two vintages I tasted of the single-vineyard La Navilla, the 2019 Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva was produced with the grapes from the vines that surrounded the winery in the village of Pedrosa de Duero. This has a slightly more modern and more generously oaked profile with spicy and smoky aromas after 20 months in French oak barrels. Despite having similar parameters, this comes from a warm and dry year and shows little riper and headier and has a slightly more rustic personality and abundant tannins.”
92 points – Viña Pedrosa Reserva “La Navilla” 2018
“The 2018 Viña Pedrosa La Navilla Reserva shows unusually ripe and heady for a cooler year like 2018. But sometimes in the cooler years the grapes ripen more slowly and more thoroughly and the wines come through as earthier and a little more rustic. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2021.”
VIÑA PEDROSA RESERVA
93+ points Viña Pedrosa Reserva 2019
“Tasted next to a magnum of the 2018, the 2019 Viña Pedrosa Reserva revealed a more classical and balanced profile with better balance and freshness despite having been cropped from a warm and dry vintage. The wine matured in barrique for two years but doesn’t show excessively oaky or ripe, coming through as classically proportioned and powerful, with the elegant rusticity of the zone. It should develop nicely in bottle.”
93 points – Viña Pedrosa Reserva 2018
“Tasted from magnum, the 2018 Viña Pedrosa Reserva feels young and powerful, with high ripeness and a textured palate with abundant finegrained tannins and a long, dry finish.”
VIÑA PEDROSA GRAN RESERVA
95 points – Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva 2016
“They are one of the few still using the Gran Reserva designation, and the 2016 Viña Pedrosa Gran Reserva shows textbook aromas of truffles and forest floor, earthy and spicy with notes of noble woods and a touch of soy sauce. It has a powerful palate with abundant but fine-grained and polished tannins after having spent two years in barrel and another couple of years in bottle.”
PEREZ PASCUAS GRAN RESERVA GRAN SELECCIÓN
96 points – Pérez Pascuas Gran Selección, Gran Reserva 2016
“The brownish and orange color of the rim gives away the extra age and longer élevage of the fresh and harmonious 2016 Pérez Pascuas Gran Reserva, a special selection that’s not produced every year. 2016 was a classical vintage, one of the finest in recent years and quite apt for producing wines with a longer élevage (26 months in barrel) and good aging potential. It has complexity, elegance and a very harmonious palate with velvety tannins, pungent flavors and great persistence— textbook Gran Reserva Ribera del Duero as I understand it.”
Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate) What are Parker points and how are they interpreted?
The Parker scale is a wine classification system, established by the famous critic Robert Parker. The wines are rated in a range between 50 and 100 points, according to their quality: the better the wine, the higher it is. This score is considered a worldwide reference.