This wine is lovely from a Bodega that is well-respected for making quality consistent great wines. This bottle is one of their more affordable. They make some very high-end wines that are unreal. When I want beef, a grilled steak or a hearty stew or any kind of meaty Spanish dish, I really enjoy this wine.
The complex aroma’s of cedar, leather, ripe fruits, jams and spices lead you into the taste of which is powerful, full-bodied, flavors of rich red fruit, licorice, minerals, with ripe tannins. Smooth long finish. It softens after years of cellaring. I tasted in 2004, and it was still holding well with complexity and boldness. This is a great example of from vintage after vintage this wine taste so different. I have had other vintages that were soft and easy, smooth and silky to drink. While other vintages are big, full-bodied, rich dark fruits, and chewy.
If I am in a Spanish restaurant I always look for this bottle on their wine list. My rating *** Price $32-$36