Discover a wide range of spicy nuances lightly superimposed on the fruit and flanked by fine, very fresh leather aromas. What most surprises one is how the wine takes over the whole mouth from the initial attack until a few minutes after the finish. The aftertaste and retronasal phase initially transmit even, dominant notes of tobacco which fade to give way to spices such as cloves and black pepper.
Without a shadow of a doubt, the evolution of this wine is storing up some fantastic sensations for us to enjoy in the future.
"The 2004 Prado Enea Gran Reserva is not quite as dense as the 2005 but is more expressive on the nose and rounder on the palate. It is a complete effort that should prove to be one of the best Prado Eneas Muga has produced."
The Wine Advocate
"Exemplary Gran Reserva Rioja blending modernity with the best traditions of this famed region. Perfumed, lush and complex to start, then vibrant in the mouth, with excellent integration of flavors, acidity and tannins. Tastes of fine tobacco, mulled blackberry, chocolate and dry spices. Proper as the textbook calls for but individual as well. Cellar Selection."
"Dark ruby. An intensely perfumed nose displays cherry-cola, cassis, licorice and woodsmoke, with a sexy floral quality and very good focus. Juicy, penetrating dark fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick up bitter chocolate and spicecake nuances with air. Supple tannins add shape to the very long, sappy, smoke-accented finish. This is still a baby."
International Wine Cellar