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Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine & Spirits
Region: Rioja, Spain
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 13%
Item no. 103184
#58 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
Intense cherry red color. Aromas of oak ageing with hints of spices. Strong attack, good backbone, full-flavored, with well integrated long-lasting tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Black cherry, licorice, smoke, tobacco and tar notes mingle nicely in this firm, lively red. Maturing now, but shows balance and length. Still fresh, it brings you back for another sip. Drink now through 2016. 30,000 cases made.
If you like gamey reds, here's a wine that is peppery and tart, its cherry flavors balanced by green tomato-skin acidity. A small amount of mazuelo (5 percent) seems to kick up that acidity and direct the wine toward roasted wild mushrooms.