I was very impressed with the 2012 Astrales, which has notes of flowers, Indian spices, tons of fruit and nicely integrated oak. It's compact, with no fissures, great balance and all components in sync, fine-grained tannins and good acidity. 54,000 bottles produced.
There is a change in the winemaking team of Astrales, and Pepe Hidalgo is now in charge of the wines. The 2012s I tasted are still from Eduardo GarcÃa.
Dense and polished, this red delivers mouthfilling flavors of black cherry, cocoa, licorice and tobacco, with a balanced structure and a fresh finish. Focused, showing good energy. Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made. â€“TM