I have just started drinking spanish wines, and have been focusing on Rioja. I felt that this wine being 90% Tempirllio it lacks robust character. What I've began to love in Tempirillo's is their expresive, bold, spicy, ecesntric bouquets and flavors... and I feel that this Reserva is more one note, not very complex, and although full bodied, has a short finish and is just not very exciting to me. I'm a novice drinker so take this as you wish... but I feel that it isn't spicy at all and is a little tart. The last reserva I bought was a mix w/ Monstrell and was much better for 1/2 the price.