February 24, 2019 - No es Buena. Some leakage past cork indicated, but don't think it impacted the wine. Very light and watery...almost as if it was colored water. Sadly one of the worst Spanish wine experiences I have had. Will have no guilt pouring anything unfinished at the end of the night down the drain.
December 7, 2018 - Mooi maar voor mij te veel zuur
July 7, 2017 - Mooie Rioja
November 28, 2016 - mild nose, cherry, very easy drinking rioja tempranillo wine. Still good, but suggest drinking up.
August 13, 2016 - Decanting improved this wine. Ripe cherry and raspberry flavors with obvious vanilla oak notes.
December 29, 2015 - With the Colgate boys
December 4, 2015 - This bottle was lovely, maybe the best of the case. At the deceased Bar Basque in NYC this was $48 -- a vastly under-rated restaurant, with an amazing chef -- and I paid $9 for it in L.A. (The restaurant wholesale price was $12.) Someone explain all this to me.
IAE, drinking beautifully now -- seamless, smooth, in balance, good structure. Don't wait any longer, based on this bottle.
September 7, 2015 - Very soft, plump texture with rich black cherry and raspberry flavors.
July 7, 2015 - Has mellowed significantly since my last rating.
June 5, 2015 - Black fruits with an herbal fragrance. On the palate: Smooth tannins with cocoa, blackberries, tobacco, and black cherry.