JS 96 Vinous 92 WS 91 Pts - According to James Suckling - "A round and silky red with deep and rich fruit and floral aromas. Wet earth too. Full-bodied, racy and beautiful. True Rioja. This comes from older vines of tempranillo with an average age of 20 years or more. Maceration is a little longer. Six months in new French oak and then 24 months in old French and American oak barrels. One and a half years in bottle."
According to Antonio Galloni - "(70% tempranillo, 20% garnacha, 7% mazuelo and 3% graciano; fermented in large oak vats and aged for 28 months in small French and American oak barrels of varying age): Inky purple. Flamboyant aromas of ripe berries, incense, potpourri, smoky oak and pungent minerals. Lush, fleshy and alluringly sweet, offering intense black and blue 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."
According to Wine Spectator - "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. Distinctive and food-friendly. Drink now through 2020."
Tasting Notes - "Even depth of colour with purple glints right in the heart of the glass without the least sign of oxidation. Leather and very faint hints of cloves and mountain herbs. Fruit you can almost chew, soft, silky tannin, a good level of acidity and infinite mineral nuances. Spices from the oak and the mountain herbs rise." 14% ABV.
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gtin 615503150093 Size 750 ML Standard Rating 96 Points, 92 Points, 91 Points
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