Slightly tighter and more complex than previous years, this single- vineyard wine delivers a ton of spice and herbs on a masculine bouquet and palate. Well-blended acids and tannins allow for it to be drunk now or over the next five to eight years. About 4,000 cases made. Imported by Tempranillo, Inc.
The 1997 of this single-estate Rioja, while not as complete or impressive as earlier offerings, is still very dark in color, with a nose of deep red and black fruits and a slight cheesy whiff. Dense, bottled unfiltered, it displays cassis-like and coffee flavors, and a tangy mouthfeel. The brisk finish has moderate tannins and an intriguing chalky note. (Available…