Fine and elegant, with aromas of rich fruit, licorice, spices, and mineral touches. In the mouth strong and elegant, tasty and balanced. Good quality tannins and a lingering finish, with well-integrated hints of oak.
"Forceful and fully oaked, with dark, rubbery, minty black fruit flavors. The palate is a bit rugged but solid as granite. Tastes toasty and roasted, with black fruit and licorice flavors front and center. Rolls along well on the finish, showing lemon zest and clove notes. "
"The 2007 Capricho de Landaluce is sourced from 80-year-old Tempranillo vines and fermented in 500-liter French oak casks for 18 months. It has a "juicy" black cherry and cassis scented nose that is modern and pure in style. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent tannins and crisp acidity. There is fine weight on the fleshy, silky finish that caresses the mouth with succulent dark plum and cassis. This is a finely made, modern Rioja that should age well. Drink 2013-2020.
The Wine Advocate