This wine's elegance and fruitful presence perfectly displays the
vintage's Atlantic influence. In the nose, it offers freshness and a
sharp minerality highlighting its complexity. On the palate, you
experience excellence structure that is both round and sweet,
with silky and persistent tannins, perfectly merged with the
acidity and alcohol. It's a complex and long wine that keeps its
presence in the mouth, exhibiting a wide range of flavors.
Pairs well with game, roasted lamb, stews and mature cheeses.
"The 2010 Aalto was assembled and ready for bottling when I visited the winery. It is already showing great precision and focus on the nose with vanilla-tinged dark cherry and cassis fruit, followed by an undertow of candied orange peel. The palate is already displaying wonderful balance, with supple, very fine tannins and a luscious, sweet candied finish that offers blood orange and tangerine-infused dark fruit. There is a crisp theme of acidity to keep everything balanced. This is very promising. Drink 2016-2030.
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque violet color. Ripe dark berry, cola and floral aromas, with a strong accent of incense. Fat, sweet and palate-staining, offering intense red and dark berry preserve flavors lifted by juicy acidity. Powerful yet comes off as quite graceful. Finishes very long and sweet, with supple tannins and persistent spiciness."
International Wine Cellar