"The 2004 Mibal was aged for 12 months in previously used French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, the wine's aromatics need to be coaxed from the glass, a demonstration of this wine's youth. On the palate the raw materials are there, densely packed and tightly wound. The ripe black fruit flavors are still undeveloped but very promising. All of the components are in harmony needing only 4-6 years in bottle to strut their stuff. It is hard to believe that so little money can buy so much wine. If I were a young collector unable to afford Bordeaux or boutique Cabernet, I'd be buying the 2004 Mibal by the case. A true "garage" Bodegas (the winery is in a garage in the town of Roa), these small production cuvees of 100% Tempranillo are uniformly outstanding."