(From «nv» Vintage) Dark ruby color. Intense and complex bouquet combining fruits of the forest and a hint of spice, with a slight depth of floral notes. Dense and delicious in the mouth, where exquisite tannins reveal refined toasted notes acquired from select oak. Balanced complexity and rich flavors provide good length and tempt a pleasant tasting experience.
(From «nv» Vintage)
Dense colour with brilliant highlights, this Reserva shows a renovated style within a category labelled as “classic” Rioja. On the nose, black fruits of the forest come through with a depth of chocolate and notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Fleshy sensations on the palate; rich fruit and a tannic structure mingle in a pleasant fullness. Round and smooth with milky flavours combining roasted coffee and a very fine trace of leather that remain on the palate. Serve at 17ºC.
Barrel-aged 20 months in French oak barrels, split equally between brand new barrels and two & three-year old barrels. Bottle-aged 2 years minimum before release.
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2014
Wine Spectator(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/03
Wine & Spirits(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits
Decanter(From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 3/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Rich, smoky, vanilla bouquet. Liquorice notes to concentrate spicy fruit on the palate.