(AG91) Saturated ruby. Intense red and dark berry scents, along with suggestions of white pepper and candied rose. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and rose pastille flavors that deepen and stretch out with aeration. Fine-grained tannins come in late on the finish, with the floral and spice notes emphatically echoing. This polished, accessible Rioja conveys more vivacity than its 2013 sibling, with a sexy floral nuance lingering impressively on the aftertaste.
Wine & SpiritsRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 12/08