Aged: 2 years 8 months
Product of: Spain
Made manly (90%) from Tempranillo grapes picked from 30 year old wines in the heart of the Rioja Alta region blended with 8% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 32 months, followed by three years bottle aging. (Acidity 3.4, pH 3.6)
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 03/09/2016
Clear but so dark in colour that its almost opaque, very deep black-cherry red.
Pungent blackberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant with cracked black pepper, earthy leather, vanilla, balsamic and tobacco leaf.
Rich blackberry, plum and redcurrant with accompanying bold fruit tannins, dry toasty oak, cocoa and black pepper spice.
Long lingering red fruit, caramel, bitter tannins and black pepper spice.
Rich red berry fruit, dry tannins, toasty oak and enlivening black pepper spice presented in a full-bodied red with a long dry finish. Needs to be accompanied by food and will stand up to bold flavoured dishes.