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Professional Ratings: 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Vinous / Antonio Galloni
Region: Rioja, Spain
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 114514
El Puntido is oaky on the nose with notes of red currant and dark raspberry. It has a creamy body of delicious cherry, plum and cassis fruit above soft vanilla. A very pretty wine, with long length and amazing complexity and balance.
The 2006 El Puntido is purple-colored with a fragrant nose of wood smoke, espresso, Asian spices, black cherry, and blackberry. Dense, round and smooth-textured, this opulent effort is loaded with luscious fruit and has enough structure to evolve for 6-8 years. Drink this lengthy effort from 2016 to 2026.
Deep, vivid ruby. Powerful scents of blackcurrant, cherry preserves, woodsmoke and sassafras, with slow-building rose and violet qualities. Broad, fleshy dark berry liqueur and candied violet flavors are framed by velvety tannins, picking up cracked pepper and spice notes with air. A serious, chewy, delineated wine that develops seductive sweetness and lively Asian spice character on the long, sappy finish.