Reticent bouquet of dark fruits, cigar spices and some oxide. Palate has the same components with a high dose of new oak which is normally the case with this region. It's a well made wine but appears rather young and IMO just as good as any Alion but at almost double the price, 92-93
(at Hisop - Barcelona) Drunk after the '04 uniqo. Unfortunately, it did not stand up well to its big brother. There was a nice earthy complexity to the nose. However, there was a sharpness to the wine that made it seem disjointed. Maybe an awkward stage...maybe not a perfect bottle. Nice wine but...(89+?)
Vega-Sicilia with Pablo Álvarez (Tenzing, Chicago): Medium-dark carmine color. Sweetly spicy nose of cola, with a somewhat sappy quality. This has an elegant palate of light, bright red fruit in the grip of long, super-structured tannins. Delightful now but I'd be happy to lay this down for the long haul. Better than the 2008.
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