An opaque ruby color. Powerful, plentiful, seductive blackberry and blackcurrant aromas including baking spices and floral qualities. Soft, silky and impressively pure, with vibrant dark berry flavours and fine-grained tannins. Surprisingly juicy and persistent with excellent saturation and clarity on the palate.
"The 2009 Arrocal was produced from estate-grown fruit and aged for 8 months in French and American oak. A glass-coating purple/black color, typical of the 2009 vintage, is accompanied by an inviting nose of cedar, cinnamon, espresso, licorice, and blackberry. Ripe, forward, and round on the palate, it conceals enough fine-grained tannin to evolve for 1-2 years but this outstanding value can be approached now.
Bodegas Arrocal’s three offerings are made from 100% Tinto Fino, the local clone of Tempranillo, and were bottled without filtration."
The Wine Advocate
"Tight, focused and crisp on the nose, with clean berry and spice aromas. About as good and healthy on the palate as Ribera gets, with wild berry and correct tannic-acid balance. Toasty and peppery on the finish. A well-made, stylish wine done right."