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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 has dark cherry, cassis and graphite on the nose. The palate has a sappy nose with blackberry, raspberry and a touch of soy towards the finish. The tannins are ripe and quite "thick," ending the 2008 admirable substance considering the vintage. Drink 2015-2030.
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.