Had this 2 yrs ago. Mather Teresina, flagship wine of Celler Vinos Piñol, made with grapes grown in high elevation region of Terra Alta. The nearly extinct Morenillo grape is indigenous to the area & makes Mather Teresina a unique wine, a blend of 50% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena & 20% Morenillo. Nice aromas of berries & sweet spice. On the palate cherry flavors with vanilla spice adding pepper notes on fine smooth tannins which opened much quicker. Long ending with sweet fruit tones & bits of earthy floral. — 7 days ago
Intense ruby. Floral with licorice on the nose, some oak. Aromatic, forward red fruits with earthy Mediterranean mix. Tennis liger for a while. 2016 vintage on 24 Jan 2020 — a month ago
Awsome! Mycket smakrikt. — 5 days ago
Old world Grenache blanc with such crisp, lean and delicate floral aromas and taste. So light and refreshing, citrus, minerality, white flowers. Smooth and clean finish. — a month ago
This must have been quite an “in your face” wine when younger. This still has loads of fruit and sweet candy on the nose and palette. Soft tannins, some vanilla from the oak barrels. Nice balance! I guess this is in its sweet spot concerning drinking window. I am loving this a lot! — 4 days ago
ビックカメラで購入。 — a month ago
Good grief this is outstanding. — 22 days ago
Cherry, deep and tasty! — 23 days ago
Second time trying this and more time on this occasion to study it.
In short, this is an exceptional traditional style Rioja that has a long life ahead.
How it looks - deep ruby red but hints of brick orange at edge already.
How it sniffs - leaping out of the glass. This is an unmistakably traditional rioja with plenty of oxidative oaky aroma married with dried red fruit and savoury meat.
How it tastes - oddly, this tasted more youthful and vivacious on the second night, whereas on the first (with no decant) it seemed slightly more mellow and reserved. No doubt, this is more towards the traditional side of Rioja with ten years of age and not dissimilar in style to a Tondonia. I have more hope this time however for the longevity of the wine. This has acidity to last years. Tannins are fine grained and in some sense mellow, but there’s so much going on with the palate to make this well worthy of extended cellar time. It is racy, vivacious and exceptionally well put together with plenty of red fruit, dried meat, savoury and vanilla notes. The finish is long, dry and exemplary of a harmonious, perfect Rioja.
Will leave now for a few years! — 2 days ago