Quite ripe and dark, with blackberry, raisin and aromas of woody spice manifested as cinnamon. The palate shows a controlled sharpness and then flavors of saturated berry fruit accented by oak-based notes of vanilla and dill weed. A powerful, deep style of crianza with a lot of oak.
A ripe and rich style, with black cherry, raisin and a hint of candy on the nose. The palate shows some bulk and a bit of raisin, but also bold raspberry and plum. Solid on the finish, where you get a true reflection of the palate and its core fruit flavors. Tannic; drink now and throughout 2010–11.