Explosive, seductively perfumed aromas of dark berry preserves, cherry-cola, incense, floral oils and vanilla, along with suggestions of mocha, licorice and woodsmoke. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering intense blackberry, cherry preserve and violet pastille flavors and allspice, coconut and star anise flourishes. Distinctly rich yet energetic as well, finishing with resonating floral and spice character, well-integrated tannins and superb mineral-driven persistence.
...killer nose of smoked blackcurrants, vanilla, violets, orange blossom, and cedar, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, building yet ripe, polished tannins, and a great, great finish.
...medium to full-bodied palate with very good grip, powerful but with great balance.
Black cherry, leafy, forest floor and toasty notes mingle over well-integrated tannins in a silky texture, with fresh acidity giving way to a floral, minerally finish.
Savory oak and spicy foresty berry aromas are a touch gritty...grabby palate with controlled astringency tastes of salty, lightly stalky plum and raspberry, along with vanilla. Earthy berry and oak flavors dominate a finish with tannic rub.
Raspberry and unsmoked cigar on the nose. Dry, elegant, with an intense red-berried sappiness at the core. Silky, long tannins... Very dry finish with a classic coconut-tobacco-spice note that lingers.
Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (CVNE)