This single vineyard, estate-bottled, unfiltered Rioja is given an unusual upbringing of one year in tank followed by two years in French and American oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Its dense ruby/purple hue is accompanied by sweet aromas of cherries, currants, licorice, and smoky oak. A supple texture is somewhat deceiving as there is plenty of tannin beneath the wine's full-bodied richness and intensity. Beautiful purity and overall harmony suggest a balanced and long life.
Drink Dates: 2005-2015
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 86
This straightforward red offers black cherry and vanilla flavors framed by firm tannins, with a clean finish. Solid and satisfying. 500 cases imported.
Deep maroon red in color. Rich mineral nose with smoke, red fruits, and lots of anise. Tight in the mouth with fine tannins, and high acid. The palate shows, more minerals, rich raspberry, cherry and cinnamon. 4/5