(85% mencia, 7% garnacha, 6% brancello and 2% mouraton): Bright ruby. Extremely fresh, mineral-accented red berry and floral aromas are complicated by sexy Asian spices and incense. Lively and precise in the mouth, with energetic raspberry and cherry flavors lifted by tangy acidity. Shows very good clarity and snap on the finish, leaving behind cherry and star anise notes.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: September/October 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The 2007 Lalama offers a similar aromatic profile but on the palate is richer and more layered while cannily combining elegance and power. Its finish is long and velvety.