Spice, tobacco and berry fruit work the nose on this firm, medium-bodied Ribera wine. A mouthfeel that’s fresh and snappy might be seen as short and choppy by anyone seeking more extract and body, but overall the wine pushes forward with purpose and intent. Firmness is its calling card, so look for a tightness of being and no excess fat, oak or heft. A good wine…
Cola, cherry and mint aromas give reason for optimisim, but the palate is extraordinarily hard and acidic. Thus the flavors are of lemony citrus more than Tempranillo, and the feel is stark as nails. You can see certain positives but balance and mouthfeel aren’t among them.