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Professional Ratings: 89 Wine Spectator
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 103269
It is more than three decades since this mysterious Spanish wine was born. Few had much faith in this project. Certainly, nobody back in 1979, could have dreamed that it would triumph in a Parisian blind tasting against some of the world's most famous wines. Yet it marked the start of a new era in wine making: a time in which to stop dreaming and embark on a new journey, year after year, harvest after harvest.
Beautiful, very dark ruby red color with a soft mahogany rim. Exquisite aroma, reminiscent of bilberry and cherry jam, enhanced by toasted notes acquired through aging in oak. The palate reveals an extraordinary dimension, with soft, juicy tannins that hold promise for the wine's future evolution.
A rich red, awash in oaky flavors of cigar box, vanilla and smoke right now, but displaying enough currant, fig paste and blackberry flavor underneath. It's full-bodied and balanced, with chewy tannins on the finish. Best from 2010 through 2015. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 1,500 cases imported.