Expressive nose, well handled oak, red fruit a d spices, med bodied and fine acid. — 3 days ago
Very mild tempranillo. Great with lamb. Smooth with oak flavors — 4 days ago
Slightly more aggressive Vanilla/coconut oak than the Pecina 2014, but full concentration and a great balance between the acids and the fruit. — 22 days ago
This Rioja has been tamed by time. The color on this wine is medium ruby with a colorless to brownish rim. The nose is a rustic bouquet of old dry cedar, leather, and tobacco, with scents of dry dark stone fruits and dark berries. Some tertiary wet earth and damp forest floor scents as well.
The mouthfeel is captivating with oak, smoke and vanilla followed by black cherry, prune, and raisins. This is full bodied, dry, and complex with smoothed out but lingering tannings and soft acidity. Low alcohol with a finish that goes on, and on, and on till the break of dawn. You literally keep tasting everything: the dry fruit, the tannings and the acidity.
Decanted and tasted over a two hour period. Handsdown one of the best Riojas I’ve ever tasted; many thanks to Somm Rodrigo Mares at Roothouse in Guadalajara for the exceptional gift. My only wonder is how this would have tasted in twenty thirty per say. I purchase all the wines I review but do keep in mind wine always tastes best when it's gifted. Cheers to more gifts like this one.
— a month ago
Pitch dark, black fruits, a brooding wine, made of 100% Petit Verdot. This grape normally being the closing accord, now playing the first violin. Wonderful softness with the years, delightfull wine! — 25 days ago
This is damn good. Well balanced journey of flavors on the tongue with a membrane of slight vanilla tannin around the whole thing. Dark, rich, cherry tobacco to a mild, peppery tannin exhaling a balsamic vinegar finish. — a day ago