Wine Enthusiast 94
This inky violet-red wine offers aromas of black cherry, white chocolate and baking spices. Chewy tannins coat the tongue, while flavors of cherry, black currant, dark chocolate, caramel and juniper berry swirl towards a remarkably bright finish.
by Wine Enthusiast, MD, 2022.
Wine & Spirits 93
A powerful 2015, all about minerality, this wine has a sense of tensile strength to its tannic structure. That resistance to oxygen gives way to a young and graceful tempranillo, revealing roasted tomato scents and red raspberry notes as the darkness of the fruit and tannins begin to yield. Still young, this will benefit from several years in the cellar.
by Wine Spirits, WS, 2021.
Exciting nose of blackberry and currant, plus lots of posh oak. Fresh, creamy and very stylish; long chalky finish.
by Decanter, DC, 2021.
James Suckling 91
Blackberries, cherries, dried herbs, vanilla, graphite and tobacco on the nose. Its medium-to full-bodied with firm, tight-grained tannins. Structured and balanced.
by James Suckling, JS, 2021.
Penin Guide 93
Color: Dark-red cherry, garnet rim
Nose: Ripe fruit, aged wood nuances, tobacco, sweet spices
Palate: Spicy, round tannins, long
by Penin Guide, PN, 2021.
Vinous Media 92
Saturated garnet. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe red berries, lavender pastille, pipe tobacco and vanilla on the intensely perfumed nose. Gently chewy and focused on the palate, offering juicy blackberry, bitter cherry and licorice flavors that show strong, spicy lift and a hint of succulent herbs. Turns sweeter on the persistent, gently tannic finish, which echoes the floral and tobacco notes. I really like the blend of traditional and modern touches that this wine conveys.
by Vinous Media, JR, 2020.
Roasted lamb, roasted pork, roasted beef, heavy stews, big game matures cheese.
There are highly diverse soil types along the Duero River, but in general, the area features loose, not very fertile soils that have limited organic matter, and in which limestone is sometimes a predominant element. In most cases they have a loamy or sandy loam texture.
Color: Intense bright dark cherry color with garnet rim.
Nose: Powerful, black fruits with nice toasty notes, spicy, creamy oak, complex and elegant.
Palate: Powerful, flavorful, toasty, round tannins, good acidity, fruity and spicy. Good backbone and lingering finish.
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