July 1, 2022 - A truly delicious wine to consume now and for the next 10 years. The 2005 is not as complex as the 2001 or 2004, but it's full of that great LRA 904 sense of traditional Rioja and fine winemaking. A color that is starting to veer a little bit toward aged Rioja, meaning a glimpse of tawny red, with a vibrant nose that jumps out of the glass with sweet mint and wet oak notes, followed by an absolutely delicious food wine. Tastes of dark, aged cherry, burnt wood, rich moist soil, mint, a hint of dill, and a nice finish. I am hoping that this wine develops more tertiary notes in time.
June 18, 2022 - Very earthy, just tasting rather old and lacking any vibrancy or excitement
June 15, 2022 - In der Nase viel Kirsche, rot und schwarz, etwas Pflaume und mit Luft etwas Ingwer und Orange. Vor allem sekundär aber mit Tabak, getrockneten Kräutern und auch fleischiger roter Frucht. Recht verhalten im Holzton, kaum Vanille oder Kokos und sehr tief und ruhig würzig.
Am Gaumen sehr elegant mit sehr saftiger und zuggebender Säure. Angenehm leise, ruhig und auch hier tief und komplex wie in der Nase.
Der Wein braucht tatsächlich einiges an Luft um sich zu entfalten und steht dann aber extrem stabil da.
Im Vergleich zu Tondonia deutlich eleganter, geschliffener und nicht annähernd so archaisch.
Sicher großartig zu vielen Speisen.
June 5, 2022 - still getting better. wish i had more. no sediment which i found a bit rufus arthur johnson. But definitely recommend and wish I wasn’t dunzo.
May 8, 2022 - Glossy garnet color. Tilled earth and vanilla aroma. Elegant entry. Red fruit and vanilla. Still has some grip. Clean finish. Excellent with grilled steak. 91
April 9, 2022 - Huge!
March 19, 2022 - took a bit of time to open, but quite magnificent. excellent tension and surprisingly delicate around the clear red fruit.
March 16, 2022 - Just as special as 3 years ago. Cork in perfect shape. Followed over 4 hours open and it took a good hour to fully seam together. Such a lovely bouquet and the palate just haunts with its persistence. I am really happy to have a mag remaining.
March 14, 2022 - Still drinking well, but for me not as good as previously and on the slow decline.
Therefore a few bottles left to drink up……
March 14, 2022 - This just is SO reliable and remains good value when you look at BDX and Californian prices. Lovely brick edge medium dark claret. Classic nose but not bold. Super balance with the lovely rioja tang surrounding a savoury fully developed taste. Classic and elegant. V good place now. Probably will last a long time but it hasn't got any edges to be knocked off