Beautiful Spanish wine. Full bodied, nice long tannins. Plenty of leather and oak with some fruit on the front end. Fantastic bottle. — 4 days ago
My new favorite tempranillo! Ruby red, cherry and leather aromas. Dried cherry and prunes in the background. Wonderfully delicate finish if you can believe. — 9 days ago
With six hours of air in the decanter the wine is superb! Dark notes bearing the signature of Riberera Del Douro but also beautifully balanced with nice secondary and tertiary flavors coming through. It did feel quite dehydrating though. Bottle consumed over three hours after the six hours in the decanter and held up nicely all through the Spanish themed tapas dinner — 9 days ago
Ideal with Lomo Embuchado and Copa from Mérida, Venezuela. And a Nice conversation with my son. In mouth shows a strong character with a mix of fruit flavors . Like a macedonia if plums, apricots and peaches macerated in brandy. For one night. Once swallowed the bouquet blossoms a fragrance in the throat/nose inducing curiosity for examining the intense, and yet clear color in the glass. Love it — 3 days ago
2010 vintage in sep. 2017.
Smoked wood, tobaco, leather and lavas nose. Good balanced mouthfeeling. The alcohol doesnt burn. Warm and long finish. On the second day the wine opened up in all its complexity. Like a tornado all kind of tastes swirled through the mouth! So a 9 on day 1 and a 9.5 on day two. — 20 days ago
I was able to attend another Wednesday Wine Committee this week and it did not disappoint (they never do). As normal, all wines are tasted blind (1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert).
I was very close to guessing this correct. Couldn't decide between an Italian brunello or Spanish Tempranillo. The nose needed some time, but after an hour, it was a dead ringer for Spanish Tempranillo...the American oak nose of coconut and dill were very pronounced. Very green/herbal like on the finish. This one caused the most confusion out of all the reds. — 14 days ago