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Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar, 92 Wine Enthusiast
Region: Rioja, Spain
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14%
Item no. 117341
Deep cherry red in color. Intense and complex aromas show berry fruit with spicy, vanilla and a very fine toasty component. This wine is round, complex and well-structured with well-balanced tannins.
However, the 2005 Reserva has considerably more stuffing and should easily outdistance the 2006. It is a glass-coating opaque purple color with an already complex perfume of floral, mineral, spice, and black fruit elements. Dense and packed, this structured but impeccably balanced offering will evolve for 8-10 years and have a 30+ year lifespan.
Vivid ruby. Flamboyant aromas of candied red fruits, incense and spicecake, with slow-building floral and mineral qualities. Silky in texture and deep in sweet raspberry and cherry flavors, picking up a zesty blood orange note with aeration. Very precise, with outstanding clarity to its spicy, tenacious finish. Definitely put this one away.
Tight, pure and just right from start to finish. The nose offers bold berry, roasted plum, vanilla and spice aromas along with exceptional clarity, and the palate is snappy and pure but also dark and loaded with coffee, chocolate, mocha and fine raspberry and cherry flavors. Slightly oaky but smooth late, and composed.