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. — 6 days ago
Wasn't expecting to enjoy this so much. Immediately after opening, it's bursting with sweet cherries and ripe plums, sweet but not in a cloying way. After resting and chilling a bit, the sweetness is toned down and balanced by tannic sour cherry skin and some savory grill char. Some stoney sharpness as well.
The color is deep dark red and the body is medium-light.
Doesn't have tons of depth or complexity but still highly enjoyable both alone and with food. Excellent value! — a month ago
A nice, simple, enjoyable wine with a strong personality — 3 months 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
Fantastic for the price! Highly recommended. — 2 months ago
As good as its price! Magnific! — 4 months ago
Blitz heavy duty — 10 days ago
Respectable in every manner — a month ago
Taste of barrel is remarkable and gives it a great woody flavor — 4 months ago