The 2009 Alidis Crianza comes from 20-year-old biodynamically grown vines aged for 14 months in new and used oak. It has a ripe mulberry and dark plum-scented bouquet that is missing just a little focus. The palate is medium-bodied with light, quite tensile tannins but then it unfortunately seems to drift toward the finish that needs more backbone and chutzpah! Drink now-2015. Here is a prime case of a producer that produces excellent entry-level wines. Yet as you progress toward the higher end labels, both terroir and personality are subjugated by excessive new oak that renders them indistinguishable from much else. Tant pis as they say in France.
Overall this wine is decent at best. It's distinctly rustic and herbal on the nose, with leafy, leathery aromas along with stewed fruit scents. The palate has a good feel to it, by far the wine's chief attribute, but the flavors echo the bouquet via leafy, herbal plum and buttery oak.
Attractive and intensive red color. Fine smooth flavor and full bodied, it is well-balanced between oak and fruits. Should be drunk at 18ºC.