Bretty animal funk on the nose with some raw meat and berry. No SO2, so susceptible to Brett. Good balance of acid, alc and oak in the mouth. Oddly rustic and international at the same time. I like it, but is a hit or miss wine.
Concentrated ruby in color showing heavy oak in the beginning, eventually fading allowing the earthy black spices and rich cherry notes to come forth. Straight forward and basic on the palate with medium acidity, light body and firm tannins. If the acidity were toned down a bit, I might be more receptive to this wine. But as a result of its predominance, I found it difficult to appreciate the herbal and red fruit flavors. Good with pasta or pizza. 3/5
Nice rich red color with a nose that starts with an oak introduction followed by earthy tar which melds into concentrated black raspberry. Somewhat one dimensional with a light minerality the nose is a harbinger of the palate to come. Med acid, firm fine tannins, and an overall light body with a bit too much of an alcohol heat on the finish. The flavors are of raspberry,eventually blueberry, fresh with light green hints, maybe mint or even oregano and sage. Fun and alive, and lighter version of most Mencias, but still with the tannins. I expect this to open up some over the next hour and develop into a great Friday night pizza wine, or something to go with grilled white meats. 3.5/5