($42) Dark red. Youthful, expansive, oak-driven aromas of blackberry, cherry liqueur, cola and roasted coffee. Lush, creamy, medium-weight wine with good depth to its dark fruit flavors; more tangy mineral and licorice notes appear on the back end. The long finish features firm tannins and a lingering note of cherry preserves.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: September/October 2006
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18
Youthful crimson. Very ripe and yet lively ? very rich and lovely Alavesa acidity. Dry finish ? very true and bright fruit. Real style and life but with lovely super-ripe fruit. To be released in 2006. Should be very flashy when eventually released.