Tasting Notes: Very dark cherry colour with purple tones. In the nose it has powerful aromas of red berries, toasted and smoked notes from their aging in the oak barriques. It has good structure with ripe and sweet tannins. In the mouth it is very long, and with a perfect balance between fruit, alcohol and the oak tones, which make it very pleasant and easy to drink.
Vinous 91 points - Bright purple. Deeply pitched aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, along with vanilla and mocha, are complicated by floral overtones and a touch of pipe tobacco. The appealingly sweet palate shows very good depth, with plush dark berry and cherry-vanilla flavors and lifting zesty minerals. The smooth, broad, gently tannic finish leaves behind notes of smoky minerals and candied blue fruit. Considering its heft, this wine is surprisingly graceful thanks to vibrant minerality.
Producer Notes: "We selected the Monastrell grapes for this wine from 40-year old parcels in our estate vineyards. Here shallow, chalky soils on a bed of limestone and rock, combined with an arid climate, produce the low yields (1,8 ton per acre) required for wine of this complexity.
|Food matches: Rices with meat, stewed meat, stewed vegetable, mushroom, poultry, sauces fish, smoked seafood, blue and cured cheese, red meat, roast and baked meat (lamb, pig, ox)."