The first impression on the palate is of slight sharpness giving it freshness, the first sign of a wine which will give us a lot of sensations during its long life. As the wine moves through your mouth hints of dried fruits and spices appear and these are complemented in the aftertaste by balsamic nuances. We are faced with one of those rare exceptions in which the ripe fruit is better expressed in the retronasal phase than directly on the nose. We can find prunes, red berries, a bit of stewed apple and mulled wine. In the gradual fading of the sensations in both the retronasal phase and the aftertaste there remains a faint reminder of the fine spices from the oak. The colour is clean and bright, predominantly red with violet hues reflecting its excellent acidity. As is typical in wines of an "Atlantic" character, this is a wine which will continue to evolve for a long time to come, but its evolution will be particularly noticeable over the first two years, during which we will be able to enjoy its integration from one day to another.
Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Reserva Unfiltered is a blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Grenache, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano that is aged 24 months in oak prior to bottling. This elegant 2008 exhibits notes of cedar wood, vanillin, black currants, black cherries and a hint of graphite. Medium-bodied and fully mature, it is best consumed over the next 4-5 years.
Wine SpectatorThis lively red shows a traditional character, with savory notes of dried herb, anise and hot brick mingling with dried berry and cherry flavors. Offers firm, light tannins and slightly balsamic acidity. Drink now through 2014.