On the nose, powerful aromas of red berries, specifically raspberries and cherries, and plum. Floral hints, mixed with tobacco are evident as well. It is very well-structured on the palate with impeccable balance. A rich, elegant, long finish expresses excellent acidity. Toasted notes of exotic spices linger on the tongue.
"The opaque purple-colored 2005 Bembibre delivers a nose of mineral, scorched earth, spice box, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. Structured and firm on the palate, this intense, concentrated, and harmonious effort will evolve for 3-5 years and drink well from 2013 to 2020."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep ruby. Complex, mineral-driven bouquet displays red- and blackcurrant, cherry pit, licorice and minerals, plus a hint of black cardamom. Brighter raspberry and floral qualities come up with air and carry onto the palate, which offers a seductive spicy character. The persistent finish is sweet, precise and gently smoky. Complex now but also balanced to age."
International Wine Cellar