For me, this was one of those wines I tried, without alot of background knowledge, but with great anticipation, that turned out to be a great and pleasant experience. Paired with roasted rosemary chicken, what a meal this was. I agree with the other review, a glass of Rioja heaven.
I decided to open this up for dinner last night with my wife and my mom who was in town. I let it decant and started tasting at about 30 minutes. At two hours this wine was rioja heaven. My mom nearly fainted when I told her the price.