Opaque (impenetrable) purple...PNP - a typically Spanish nose of fruit meets sulphur meets chalk. over one hour, settles into a cola/dark fruit nose....mouth matches the nose, but with levity. On my first taste, I would have guessed well balanced Toro. The fruit is blue/red in nature and its medium to full bodied. Cola/Sassafras/ash as the secondary characteristics.....very secondary. This needs 2 years in a cool cellar....maybe 3. Good wine. Good winemaking. Throwing a sh*t ton of sediment for such a young wine.
Cool, sweetly herbal(?) and pencil lead nose. + aromatics. Pure plummy cherry fruit, with a tannic core that's chocolate ash. As closed as I think this wine will be. Clean. No brett...which is a change from my first bottle. Will re-visit in 12 to 18 months.
2009's press notes personified. Delicious, delicate, and still substantive. Amazingly open for being so young, yet not terribly fruit driven. Walking that fine line, deftly. Not for those seeking oak-soaked syrup.