Rich & Creamy
Best Rioja I've ever had...what a gem! Smooth yet complex with this amazing chocolatey finish. I'm usually a Napa Cab drinker but this will certainly be added to my collection. So delicious that you almost want to enjoy it alone but would be amazing with lamb/steak or some rich French cheese. Heavenly wine choice, you can't go wrong...SHOCKED that there are any bad reviews of this wine at all.
Big & Bold
I purchased 4 bottles of this Rioja. I've only tried one bottle so far and it was excellent. I love Rioja and this is one of the best I've had.
From what I've read, there is a lot of bottle to bottle variation. If it has been stored well, I'm guessing it's going to be consistent with the professional ratings.
Big & Bold
All the bottles from this vintage that I've tried were past their prime.
Bad Bottle - tasted like cooked raisins, prunes, and plums. Was likely exposed to high temperatures over the past decade. Only bottle I had, too bad.... Though I purchased my bottle from another vendor. I did NOT drink this wine with relish.