Berry, plum and pastry aromas carry a bit of stalky sweetness. It feels juicy, textured and mildly tannic, with lightly herbal berry and resin flavors. Oaky on the finish, it has a good set of outgoing flavors and length.
Apparently the allure of Rioja proved too great for the Torres family, because now they have a wine from Spain’s signature region. Ibéricos is dark and fruity, with exotic perfume notes and also some soupy qualities. The flavors of strawberry and raspberry have a thick creamy accent, while vanilla and dill are prominent on the finish. Imported by Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.
Simple, fruity Rioja with mildly candied red berry aromas that turn sweeter and more syrupy with airing. The palate is all zing and zap, with jumpy, mid-weight red berry and herbal flavors. Ditto on the finish, which has a peppery quality.