Lots of black fruits, smoked earth, leafy herbs, saddle leather, and cedary spice notes all emerge from this full-bodied, tannic Rioja that has a stacked mid-palate and more than enough density and texture to handle its considerable structure.
The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins that would benefit from some more time in bottle and have a long life ahead. There is very good acidity and fine balance.
Flamboyant aromas of ripe berries, incense, potpourri, smoky oak and pungent minerals. Lush, fleshy and alluringly sweet, offering intense blue and black fruit flavors that coat the palate. Smooth, seamless and impressively concentrated but also lively, with sneaky tannins giving shape to the long, spice-accented finish.
Lively, tart acidity gives this bright red a lip-smacking character, driving the berry, licorice and citrus flavors through the racy palate. Light, firm tannins provide ballast
Chewy, dense, fruit cake richness, dark chocolate, tea and spice. A fine, linear, lengthy wine.