August 26, 2018 - Didn't expect much from this bottle, but surprisingly decent. Still dark in color. Licorice, earth and a tad of oak on the nose. Sour cherry and minerals on the palate.
February 27, 2016 - I thought it tasted like it was past prime, but other, more experienced wine drinkers in our wine group thought it was delicious. Very smooth and nicely balanced.
March 17, 2015 - Enjoyed a bottle of this earlier in the week and it was sublime... Quite a variation from some of the other notes here.
January 11, 2013 - Oak, oak, oak all the way. Somewhat past its peak.
October 14, 2012 - Opened Oct. 14th, 2012....not much flavor left.
June 17, 2012 - Great older rioja... they really don't fade at all quickly!
May 8, 2012 - I was impressed with how smooth and succulent this rioja was. So rich in complex flavors of chocolate and cherry. We absolutely loved it. Maybe it just needed this much time in the bottle!
September 3, 2011 - Smooth, rich, full. Still very good, this has holded up well. No color issues or other hints of being past its prime
August 18, 2011 - Very smooth, but bordering on a little late to drink this vintage.
March 20, 2011 - Full, rich, cherry, chocolate, great finish. Loving it. Was worried it was past due, but it is lovely. Perhaps it's its peak?