Critical Acclaim: Wine Enthusiast 94 pts
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Made from a thicker-skinned variety of Tempranillo indigenous to the La Mancha region, called Cencibel. Color: A black cherry color with a purple rim. Clean and brilliant. Expressive, concentrated aromatics on the nose with ripe fruit such as blackberries and plums coming to the fore against a subtle backdrop of liquorice, one of Tempranillo’s typical characteristics. Its 18-month stay in American oak barrels has integrated aromas of vanilla and cocoa. A wine that has body with fine-grained, well-integrated tannins. The entry is fruity and fleshy. The mid-palate is full with good volume, while the finish is long and pleasant with hints of sweet spices and toasted notes such as toffee and cocoa.
Serving Suggestion: Grilled red meat, small game birds and ground game such as partridge and hare.