The freshness continues onto the palate. Sweet, soft oak taste. Chocolate pudding, dark chocolate,cherries and sherry.
Hints of blackcurrant and violets. Robust, high (and quite noticeable) alcohol. Perfect sunday lunch wine, rounded taste with good mouthfeel, would go tremendously with a good roast! Fairly long finish.
Cork soaked and crumbly. Mature appearance with a pale/medium mahogany core and a wide pale mahogany rim. Nose is developed with leather, red fruit, hints of mint and earth. Palate is soft and beautifully tactile, with generous sweet strawberry fruit, liquorice and vanilla notes, lovely balancing acidity carrying a long, harmonious finish with caramel notes. Lovely and drinking really well.
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(CVNE Imperial Rioja Gran Reserva) A good colour, and meaty fruit, presented in a refined fashion, on the nose. Good weight and no shortage of style on the palate. Lots of good acidity, textured, with a spicy grip. There is even some evolving silkiness here, and certainly plenty of depth on the finish. Another very, very good wine with excellent potential.
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