This wine is produced from the Senda del Lobo vineyard with yields around 15hl/ha. It is a selection of barrels from the Gran Elias Mora production which has the concentration to develop additional complexity with further aging. It sees a total of 24 months aging in 100% new French oak barrels, followed by 3 years aging in the bottle prior to release.
(aged for two years in new French oak): Inky purple. Flamboyant aromas of cherry liqueur, blackberry, vanilla, Indian spices and dark chocolate, with a mineral flourish adding vivacity. Sweet, pliant and seamless on the palate, offering palate-staining black and blue fruit flavors and suggestions of floral pastilles, cola and mocha. Finishes with harmonious tannins and superb persistence, leaving sweet blueberry and lavender notes behind. This fruit was sourced from a plot of vines more than 70 years old, with the yield only around 15 hectoliters per hectare.
2020 – 2027 Central Spain: Tempranillo and Beyond
The Wine Enthusiast
Cool, alluring aromas of ripe blackberry and fine oak are complete and highly attractive. A deep palate offers excellent balance, while flavors of cassis, blackberry, oak and delicate spices finish with power, elegance, length and an overriding sense of high quality. Drink through 2028. Editors' Choice September 2016