International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92Deep ruby-red. Knockout nose combines currant, cherry, chocolate, licorice, smoke and flowers. Large-scaled, fat and deep, with impressive palate presence to the sweet flavors of black cherry and licorice. An extravagant version of tempranillo, with its sweet tannins buried under a wave of fruit.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: November/December 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97Reminding me of the 2010 with its elegant, seamless style, the 2008 Impulsivo offers lots of blood orange, cedar, cassis and white flower aromas and flavors. These all flow nicely into a full-bodied, ultra-fine, seamless and incredibly polished and pure 2008 that's impeccably balanced, has fine tannin and a great finish. This was the first vintage where they scaled back the new oak, and where previous vintages saw roughly 70% new barrels, this 2008 was raised in just 40-50% new barrels. Drink it anytime over the coming 10-15 years.Drink Dates: 2015-2030Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Soft and round, with gravelly tannins around a plush core of black olive-accented blackberry and cherry flavors. A raw beef note adds interest to the finish.Drink Dates: 2011-2015Author: Harvey Steiman
Tempranillo is indigenous to and is the country’s most-planted variety. It has thick skin and medium acidity and requires sufficient warmth to develop its signature aromas. In order to maintain acidity during growth to produce a well-balanced wine, the best sites must have a high diurnal temperature range. The best examples of these sites can be found in the high-altitude locations of and . Here producers such as , , , and make full-bodied, age-worthy wines with concentrated flavors of red cherry, tobacco, cured meat, and dried figs, as well as dill and vanilla from long periods in American oak.Tempranillo’s savory flavors pair well with cured meats (particularly Spain’s famous Jamón Iberico de Bellota), roasted vegetables, barbeque-grilled meats, smoky dishes, corn-based dishes, and Mexican cuisine.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 117 bottles owned
- 41 collectors