Striking a near perfect balance of old world and new, burgundy and bordeaux, fruit and earth. Really complete with lots of life left although not quite as revelatory as some other vintages. Great but not spectacular.
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(C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva) Bricking very dark red violet color; mature, berry, dill, plum, baked berry nose; maturing, soft, tart plum, dill, baked berry palate; simple, ready to drink; medium finish (85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo; aged 24 mos. in French and American oak)
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