Nearly black, this Tempranillo-based wine shows aromas of blackberries and licorice along with a generous helping of oak. Structured and intense, it should age well. Reminiscent of consultant Peter Sisseck's Dominico de Pingus, and at one-fifth the price.
Even the winemaking wizardry of Peter Sisseck couldn’t save this vintage. Aromas of red earth and tobacco give way to overripe, stewed and raisiny fruit flavors that show the alcohol. Finishes a bit sour, with cooked-fruit flavors.