We like this wine with just about anything... or alone. Sorry, I know that's not technical.
Despite only 8 mo. in the oak, I found this wine opened up a bit when given a little time to air at which point it was quite nice - rich, earthy and spicy, indeed. Also well concentrated. 89-90 pts.
Earthy & Spicy
A very pleasant surprise. Concentrated, smooth, unique, balanced. Seemed nicely structured without sharp edges or bite. I loved the scent and must accept Tanzer's description (being unable to specifically identify it myself). We found this enjoyable on its own and especially enjoyable with pita bread and black olive hummus. I can see how it might not be for everybody, but I really enjoyed it.
Light & Fruity
fruity; some oak; very drinkable
This much hyped Spanish wine was a bit of a let down. There was too much bite to it for me. Try some of the other Spanish wines.