Good dark brilliant cherry red, evolving gently to brick red along the edge. Intense and complex aromas show berry fruit with spicy, vanilla and a very fine toasty component, giving hints of the ageing process bouquet. Round, complex, well-structured, and well balanced tannins; shows fine acidity increasing overall freshness, conferring strength and elegance.
"Bright ruby. A highly perfumed, expressive bouquet of raspberry, potpourri and Asian spices, with subtle smokiness. Acts more like an '05 than an '04, offering lively red fruit and spice flavors and a hint of candied rose. Rich but lithe, with very good finishing clarity and superb length. This is delicious now but built to age."
International Wine Cellar
"This muscular red delivers plum, currant, coffee and anise flavors, supported by chewy tannins yet kept focused by firm acidity. An expressive wine that’s still coming together. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2022.."
"The 2004 Fincas de Ganuza Reserva is composed of 90% Tempranillo and10% Graciano both from old vines. It is aged for 25 months in 50% new French and American oak before bottling without fining or filtration. A glass-coating opaque purple, the aromatic array includes earth notes, mineral, incense, black cherry, and blackberry. This leads to a mouth-filling, intensely flavored wine with good grip, excellent depth, and enough structure to evolve for several more years. This lengthy effort will deliver prime drinking from 2011 to 2019. "
The Wine Advocate