Intense ruby color with ruby hints. Attractive red fruit aromas, like red current and cassis, with complex mineral, cacao and leather aromas. Smooth and subtle, perfect integration of elegant tannins with jammy fruit, creating a perfect balance. It also have a very long, nutty finish.
Reserva 2006 is excellent with roasted meats, game (wild boar, venison, etc) and cured cheeses. Decant the wine one hour before serving.
Blend: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Graciano
"Dense and smooth, this maturing red offers plum, dried currant, coffee, tobacco and tar flavors. Shows good depth, with well-integrated tannins. Kept lively by just enough acidity."
"Sturdy black plum aromas feed into a dense, juicy, secure palate, with deep flavors of blackberry and loamy plum. The finish is smooth, mature and pure, with lasting berry flavors and integrated oak. Drink now. "
Light & Fruity
This wine is clearly over rated. WS knows better
Earthy & Spicy
Initially a little brisk, this wine rapidly dances on the pallet with a good traditional Rioja theme. Notes of dark cherry and oak
Earth & Spicy
Was OK after it was opened for an hour or so. Not good right away. There are better in this price range (Louis Canas)