Critical Acclaim: 97 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 92 pts James Suckling.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: Bold flavours of expresso, bitter chocolate and tar, with a core of plum and pomegranate supported by full tannins and balsamic acidity define this complex wine with subtle nuances. Remains balanced and polished through the spicy finish. A distinctive wine.
"I was greatly impressed by the 2008 El Puntido Gran Reserva, a wine with a more traditional profile than the majority of wines from the Eguren family. At age 14, the wine is glorious, still young and with a mixture of primary and more developed notes. It goes more in the direction of the old wines, with balsamic notes of incense and cedarwood, mushrooms and some berries and herbs. It's complex and elegant, with fully resolved tannins. This was bottled back in May 2011, so it's been in bottle for over a decade, and the texture shows it. It has 14% alcohol and a pH of 3.55. This matured in brand-new French oak barrels for 28 months, and the wine has absorbed the oak completely."- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
"Aromas of sweet berries, tree bark and crushed stones follow through to a medium body with round, creamy tannins and a delicious, succulent finish. Shows complexity and subtlety. Tempranillo. Drink now."- James Suckling.