A wave of pleasant but light cherry, blackberry and sage offers a powerful but not overpowering opening. The palate is juicy and fresh, with controlled cherry and a touch of buttered toast. Round and medium in size on the finish, with solid but correct tannins.
A lean and peppery style of Rioja that’s very much from the old school. Red fruits such as raspberry and pie cherries steal the palate, giving the wine a tangy sensation and a spicy, almost sharp feel and finish. Very young and fresh right now; it improves with patient airing.