80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha.
Medium-high intensity, garnet–red with a cherry rim. The nose stands out for its fresh, spicy character, with hints of sweet cherries, redcurrants and ripe strawberries assembled with notes of black pepper, sweet liquorice, nutmeg, coffee, mocha and cinnamon. Intense and well-balanced in the mouth, with a soft freshness, nice structure, and delicately elegant tannins. Silky finish, with a good aftertaste, where sweet red fruit and balsamic notes give it a broad ending.
The official vintage rating was Excellent.
Pairing suggestions: Roasted lamb, red meats, barbecues, large game, spicy fish casseroles, smoked and aged cheeses.
95/100 Tim Atkins
96/100 James Suckling