Berry aromas, oak and some minty green notes give this wine a traditional sort of bouquet. The palate is juicy and solid, with a woodsy base. Finishes clean and light, with balance and drive. Seems like a good, above-average Rioja crianza with no bells or whistles.
Sweaty and pickled at first, although airing reveals some hidden dark fruit aromas. The palate is grapy and accented by black plum, yet it finishes salty and cheeky, with grabby tannins. Has it good points but lacks direction and elegance.
Raisin, baking spices and other soft, cooked aromas set the stage for a dense palate that’s easy but flabby. In between the folds there’s molasses and raisin flavors backed by a soft, fading palate. It’s a sweet and inoffensive wine, but one with little future.