Bright, intense cherry-red with tawny rim. Intense, with fine toasty notes from the oak and hints of red berries against a light background of stewed fruit. Notes of vanilla and spices contributed by the oak during cask ageing. Round, velvety and meaty with a lovely integration of the sweet tannins from the grapes and those from the wood, resulting in a smooth yet robust wine.
color rojo ciruela con matices de teja. aromas de fruta madura con notas a madera, pimienta y clavo. al paladar con buen cuerpo, seco, taninos firmes
needs some breathing time. wonderful Rioja with slight earthy flavor.
95 in spain
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06