The change in this wine after a couple of hours of decanting was remarkable. Drinking a glass right after opening, I was ready to give this a 70- almost nothing on the nose except a slight odor of wet rock and dirty socks, very little fruit on the palate, super light. It was a totally different wine after 2 hours- strawberry, floral nose, on palate some sour cherry, licorish, a little orange peel. still light and with a short finish, but very good and a steal for $9
This is a good Tempranillo and an ok Gran Reserva. The 2000 is getting a bit tired now so if you have any drink it now. There is still lots of fruit in the mouth and finish is still very nice with smooth soft tannin. At $8 locally it has been a good value
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