95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
It's great when wineries can offer mature vintages, as is the case with the 2009 El Pedrosal Reserva, a wine that has rested in bottle since January 2012 and has had time to develop a complex bouquet and polish and resolve its tannins. The nose is reminiscent of truffles and autumn forest, not unlike some mature old Burgundy, with hints of iodine and soy sauce, savory and quite complex. This has aged really well (their wines usually do), and it's ready for prime-time drinking, but there should be no rush.
Intense ruby red with tile red undertones. A powerful and complex nose that reminds us of ripe black fruit and full of plum and cassis, mineral aromas, spices and slight truffle mycological notes. The palate is broad, sweet and elegant. Excellent structure, very fleshy and with a concentration of noble and enveloping tannins.