Bright ruby color turning violet at the rim with a nose of red and black fruits, vanilla, smoke and cola. The palate is bold, dry, full-bodied with a silky texture. Flavors of red cherry, currant, tobacco, dark chocolate and licorice form the core that's sharply intense that shoots through with a long, sustained finish with hints of grilled meat, dried herbs, and sweet tannins. This is traditional Rioja at its best. Drink now with 30 minutes decant until 2030.
Agree with previous notes. This wine was wonderful, but could be kept much longer. Rich, dark aromas of dark fruit, vanilla, leather and hint of spice to balance all wrapped up in a layered complex bouquet and palate.
Friends brought this to a 10/4/14 Tempranillo tasting. It had a deep, complex and musty bouquet of black cherry, char, mocha, vanilla, herb and spice aromas. The palate was rich, powerful, layered and dry with flavors of black cherry, mocha, rose hip tea, vanilla, herb, and spice. Our group’s average score was 90.33...mine 91+
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