Fairly leesy on the nose, with banana, creamy vanilla and other soft aromas. The palate is prickly, with pithy citrus and apple flavors. Finishes dry, with white pepper notes. Good but doesn’t go beyond the basics.
The palate on this Tempranillo has smacking acids that create crisp flavors of raspberry and red plum, and there’s a pinch of oaky vanilla for counterbalance. Overall this is juicy, fresh and simple.
The medicinal plum aroma comes with a note of celery as well as anise and/or licorice. It feels tight, with rough tannins, then tastes like fresh red berries and plum. This is a bit edgy and choppy feeling, but solid for the price.
A big wine at 14.5% alcohol, this has some earth and stem on the nose, but it’s also hefty and fairly fruity. It’s sturdy and structured in the mouth, with clear red-fruit flavors and spice. Lengthy and slightly herbal on the finish, but not over the top or blatantly candied, which is a plus when it comes to Garnacha.
Reasonably clean, simple and steady on the bouquet, this is subsequently chunky and fairly full in the mouth, with grassy red-fruit flavors that end with tannic clamp. Perfectly drinkable for a large-production wine (38,000 cases).