Intense garnet red with light brick-red tones on the rim. On the nose it unfolds from the first moment, balsamic notes from the wood over a chocolate and coconut background, all of it surrounded with ripen red fruit preserve. It is quite obvious the tobacco and cedar wood presence as well. In the mouth it is full, slightly astringent and with a vivid acidity. Hints of cocoa and roasted wood strengthen, and the persistent finish create a mix difficult to describe: Cigar box, fruit preserve, spices, licorice, broom, leather.
It pairs perfectly with international foods (curries, marinated fish and spice dishes) and traditional red meats, game and cured cheeses.
Blend: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and Graciano
"The 2008 Reserva is classical in all senses, starting with the blend of 90% Tempranillo and 5% each of Mazuelo and Graciano, followed by its color, aroma and palate. It's bright cherry-colored, with aromas of red fruits intermixed with notes of leather, truffles and smoked meat, and a juicy, supple palate with good acidity and good length. This is a great Reserva and very good value. Drink now-2019.
Range: 91+ Points"
The Wine Advocate
"The smoke and mineral notes frame a core of black cherry and licorice in this sleek red. Not muscular, but racy and pure, showing balance and freshness in a savory style. Drink now through 2018. "