91pts Tim Atkin
The 2014 vintage suffered from rain during harvest, but with careful selection, good bodegas still made some very appealing wines. This is a case in point, made with Tempranillo from vineyards close to Oyón and Logroño. Balanced, spicy and nicely mature, it has red berry fruit, a grassy undertone and balsamic sweetness.
Dark garnet. Oak-accented cherry and raspberry scents are complemented by hints of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Juicy and light on its feet, offering appealingly sweet red fruit, coconut and vanilla flavors and a hint of licorice. Closes smooth, long and lively, with gently gripping tannin's and a touch of smokiness. Drinking window: 2021 - 2027
Deep purple with garnet highlights, this wine shows deep, spicy aromas of blueberries, leather, mocha, and cacao. On the palate, it shows round tannins, crisp acidity, and balanced body.
Pair this wine with juicy steaks, lamb chops, and beef kebab.