|93||Vinous Media||Lurid violet. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe blue fruits, vanilla, licorice and oak spices. Smooth, sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering concentrated boysenberry, cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors that betray no rough edges. Closes supple and broad, displaying an echo of sweet vanilla, harmonious tannins and strong persistence. Fermented in small stainless steel tanks followed by malo and 18 months of aging in a combination of new and used French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. 2021 – 2025
Josh Raynolds - February 2021
|92||The Wine Enthusiast||Ripe, meaty aromas of black fruit and oak announce a well-made wine with nice balance between ripeness and structure. Its creamy and a bit thick on the palate, offset by hard tannins. It finishes with chocolaty oak and savory berry flavors. Drink this serious red through 2026.
|90||JamesSuckling.com||There's a dark plum and slightly raisined edge to the nose. This has a wealth of dense, rich tannins and the palate adds a chocolate-like thread to powerfully rich, dark berry fruit. Drink now.
|92||The Wine Enthusiast||Ripe modern aromas of black fruits and fine oak set up a flush palate with density and smooth tannins. Chocolaty oak flavors are wrapped around blackberry and plum notes, while this is savory tasting and doesn't hammer away on the finish. Drink this excellent Tempranillo through 2025.