In opening and pouring this wine for others, the berry aromas float well above the glass, like they were waiting to be released. Wood and tobacco on the nose, smells far more complex than the berry cobbler that leapt from the open bottle. Perfect weight on the palette, rich and dense without being too big. The fruit, wood, and tobacco complement each other, each playing its own instrument in harmony, while the acid and tannins start slowly in the mid palette gradually growing not too loud for a smacky finish. I'm happy, can I have some more?
Strong tobacco and dirt after first opening, in glass 15 minutes, nose goes somewhat austere. Sweet notes of vanilla start to show. On the palette, pure velvet, perfection, everything in line. subtle plums with fine tannins and a backbone of acid that all meld together harmoniously. Seriously, angels sang.
Potpourri and game on the nose. There is a little smoky note as well. If I had tasted this blind I would have said that Grenache dominated the blend, but according to the tech sheet it is 100% Tempranillo. Interesting play on textures, with rich velvet coating the tongue and zaps of vibrant acidity cutting through the richness. Ripe stone fruits, plum and cherry dominate the fruit though the potpourri never gets overwhelmed.The finish lasts forever. Great inexpensive bottling that will be paired with lamb rack and cumin heavy ratatouille.