Delicious, classic rioja. Sappy red raspberry, black cherry and red berry fruit. Flavors of kirsch, sweet cigar tobacco, leather, white pepper and spices nicely interwoven and well-balanced. Finely grained tannins well integrated. Delicious, satisfyingly long finish.
Opened 2 hours prior to drinking. Color was light red with some slight tinges of orange and brown. On the nose and palate, this wine showed some floral, red berry and mild earthy characteristics. Smooth tannins in this balanced and medium-bodied wine. This wine is in a good place now.
Color: like a typical Pinot noir (light) but with a somewhat brick color indicative of age
nose: rustic, lightly sweet, charred wood
Palate: tart. Earthy but with red fruit. Coats tongue and has a long finish. A little unbalanced toward acidity. Tannins likely fading. Drink within next couple of years. Very enjoyable. Paired with paella.
The alluring aromas of vanilla, lilac and cedar give way to berry, vanilla and tobacco flavors in this expressive red. Features a supple texture, with firm underlying tannins, while balsamic acidity lends a spicy note to the finish. Drink now. 'TM