Peculiar. Incredibly acidic - like Barolo but without the tannins (tannin is quite mild). The acidity is felt not on entry but as the wine moves through the palate, at the back of the tongue and roof of the mouth. There is very sour blackberry, crushed cherry and some (misplaced?) green pepper and green peppercorn notes, alongside the acidity which has a white grapefruit edge. Very taught, linear and quite difficult to appreciate beyond that wall of acidity.
Ultimately quite a confusing wine, but I wonder if this just needs a few years laying down to allow the acidity to better integrate. Had improved by the third glass, after three hours of air, with a pleasingly dry finish, but nonetheless I see this as a wine that could improve. — 5 days ago
Color deep purple. Nose is leather. Taste is plums with earth notes and a spicy pepper finish. — 5 days ago
Bing cherry color in the glass with a ruby rim. Just the barest touch of bricking but certainly nothing to be concerned about. Spice and red fruit dominate this nose with black pepper and cherries leading the way. Fresh cut tomatoes, plums, and lavender show up too.
Showing pretty well at this age with no discernible defects. In fact, the fruit is fresh and lively. It’s not an overly complicated wine but it is classy. As much as an old reliable as there can be, it’s silky on the tongue with firm tannins. Vanilla, oak, and damp moss on the palate. This is a winner and reliable as all hell. Pretty stuff. — 7 days ago
Waxes, hints of pineapple, lemmon, subtle oak spices. Complex, ample body and acid and integrated oak. Good length. — 8 days ago
Ok i like this wine. This is a very good blend and for the price of like 22ish bucks hey, worth it. I stay away from a lot of Spanish wines especially from rioja because Tempranillo sucks..i mean maybe its good but I just have no invested a bunch of money into a grape I'm not fond of so who knows. But this wine is a good reminder to not let bias get in the way of a good purchase. — 25 days ago