Slightly charred on the nose, with blackberry, licorice and tobacco for key aromas. A serious Tempranillo with ripe, deep flavors of berry, chocolate, mocha and spice all supported by a bed of tight, strong-boned tannins. Dark as they come; drink now through 2016.
Earthy strawberry, plum and cherry aromas are fruity but also sly and complex. The palate on this Tempranillo is big, satisfying and only mildly tannic, with soft, rich berry flavors touched up by butter and vanilla. Keeping that theme in play, the finish is oaky but not cloying or sticky. Drink now through 2017.