Intense cherry red color. Complex and elegant on the nose with aromas of plum and sweet spices such as cinnamon and nutmed. Slight notes fo almonds with the oak very well integrated. Good structure on the mouth with notes of mature fruit and chocolate. An alive wine with good tannic concentration. Long and persistent.
Ideal with red meats, game, and cheese.
Blend: 90% Tempranillo, 8% Mazuelo, 2% Graciano
"Pale-rimmed ruby-red. Pungent aromas of dried cherry, spicecake and vanilla, with smoke and cigarbox overtones. Sweet, palate-coating cherry and cassis flavors are braced by gentle acidity and become spicier with air. Mocha and smoke note linger on a long, supple and gently tannic finish with very good energy."
International Wine Cellar
"Still fresh and bright, this juicy red offers cherry, berry, chocolate and licorice flavors. The tannins are light but firm, the acidity has an orange peel note, and the finish is sweet and clean."
Silky smooth with delicious cherry, vanilla, cocoa and chocolate flavors. Nice long smooth finish. Outstanding.
Rioja is my favorite region when it comes to wines and this one in specific is my all-time favorite. It starts with a strong takeover that blends into a soft positive flavor which makes my palette enjoy each sip.
4.5 stars. Not quite enough for a perfect score, but delicious all the same.