Lush and full-bodied, this Tempranillo from vines more than 65 years of age handles its size gracefully, with precise flavors of blackberries and peppery spice rounded out by hints of vanilla and tobacco.
A slight step up from the Crianza, mostly because it’s a level or two more intense. The nose is powerful, albeit full of earthy funk and leather. The palate is snappy and full, with black cherry dominant. Finishes warm and spicy, with cola and chocolate.
Fairly stylish and true to the region; the nose is both meaty and leathery, with rustic but composed notes of roast plum, earth and oak. Blackberry and plum flavors are convincing, while the finish offers the right amount of spice and vanilla.