Popped and poured at 18 degrees. When I was just about to think my preference had fully tilted to the French this baby comes along. The nose a bit shy but beautiful vanilla, very subtle. On the palate wow, unleashing wonderful velvet vanilla long long amazingly balanced oak. Yes, it is a tad on the sweet side if you are a Bdx lover, but this one makes you look through this. It's really wonderful. So different, as in much better, as this estates's standard crianza which disappointed me slightly a couple of months back. Sold! Try this if you can, it's that good. The last time I had such a good Spanish wine was three years ago (a Vall Llach 2001).