Raxo, Spain - $13 Euro - excellent taste. — 10 days ago
Mostly Tempranillo with a small amount of Graciano, aged in oak for 15 months, from the Rioja Alavesa, where Tempranillo thrives in a microclimate strongly influenced both by the elevation and the proximity of the Atlantic ocean. Deep Ruby with aromas of aromas of red fruits with cedar and spice notes. On the palate flavors of cherry and red plum with vanilla, oak and cacao notes. Fine tannins, long finish, ending with fruit, oak, pepper earthy character. Nice value! — 18 days ago
Probably my favorite and, in my mind, the most consistent Spanish wine out there. A deep dark plum color in the glass. The nose absolutely shines with cedar and plenty of spice. There’s a bit of smoke here along with cherry cola and a little more spice. Dried herbs and chocolate round things out.
A preponderance of Tempranillo with a nice chunk of Garnacha in the blend. Obviously still so young but readily approachable and enjoyable now. The extended aging makes a world of difference with this wine vintage in and vintage out. Rich and full of personality, this is a beautiful wine that’s just going to continue to grow with age. — 9 days ago
Well aged but wouldn’t cellar much longer. Perfect for the mushroom/onion reduction and a couple glasses for our steak. Dried leather, aged tobacco and cherries. — 4 days ago
This wine is drinking great — mellow tannins but still some pretty complex and delicious fruit for a 16 year old wine. 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha. — 12 days ago