Grape Variety: Predominately Tempranillo with Graciano & Mazuelo
Category: Red wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Format: 750 mL
Alcohol: 14% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Dark ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
This is reminiscent of the smell of smoke from wood burning fireplaces while on an evening walk.
Positives: This complex wine features cedar, sandalwood, plum, figs, dark cherry, cinnamon, cloves, mocha, vanilla, coconut, rosemary, sage, blueberry, mulberry and pipe tobacco. Medium body with medium+ tannins, good acidity & a long length.
Interesting Note: Very youthful for a Gran Reserva
Drink now or in the next 10 years on its own or pair it with rack of lamb.
Tasted: 3 April 2014
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9+/10, Total: 19.5/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5