Wine.comThe 2004 Allende, a 100% Tempranillo cuvee, was barrel fermented in a mix of new and used French oak, remained in barrel for 13 months, and was bottled unfiltered. The wine is inky purple-colored and has a superb nose of pain grille, mineral, violets, cranberry, and blueberry. The youthful palate reveals layers of fruit, ripe tannin, and excellent balance. The wine merits another 3-4 years of bottle age and should drink well through 2020. Kudos to Finca Allende for a magnificent set of 2004 Rioja...
Wine AdvocateRating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
Vintage ChartRating for Spain-Dominiaciones de Origen (DO)-Rioja: 95 (excellent)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>