Terrific out of the bottle, but to release its finer qualities, decant ENCLOSED for five hours (we use Lenox crystal that you can get for around $40) and you will have a wonderful drinking experience. In Bonnie's words, five hours "really smoothes it out". It goes through a "meh" phase around three hours, so be patient. Plan ahead for this wine and you will be rewarded with a rich luscious imbibery that pairs very well with a thick grilled steak. We like this one a great deal and think it drinks like a $70 bottle. If you close your eyes you might confuse it with a big Australian Shiraz, or the other way around depending on which you've had first. Once again the Spaniards provide a great wine at a great value! If you know our rating style 90 is a BHD (big honkin' deal) for me and Bonnie, and this bottle fully earned it.
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