Region: Rioja, Spain
Rating: Wine Spectator 90 points
Intense ruby red with black-cherry glints. Deep robe. Clear and bright. High intensity on the nose, with a perfect balance of dark fruit and oak. The spicy nuances play a key role, with black pepper, cloves and cumin. Clean wood aromas with notes of cocoa, dry tobacco leaves and mint. Smooth, fruity mouth-feel with a long finish. Pleasant, polished tannins. Good acidity and in the retronasal phase a faithful reflection of what you find on the nose.
It is a perfect wine to accompany beef, smoked dishes, soft cheeses and international cuisine such as Mexican or spicy Chinese dishes.