Mainly made using Tempranillo grapes grown in our Cenicero vineyards where the orientation of the slopes, Atlantic climate and low yields offer us the perfect grapes for this style of wine.
Following the most classical concepts of Rioja wine, this Reserva was aged for 24 months in 50% American and 50% French oak casks and has then spent a further 3 years rounding off in the bottle.
Lovely ruby-red with medium depth of colour and slight brick-red hues. Great aromatic intensity on the nose, with ripe fruit well integrated with the toasted oak and balsamic aromas from the cask. After a little while in the glass, these aromas evolve to produce traces of infusions, spices and tobacco. In the mouth, the attack is round and balanced, displaying silky tannins while still remaining fresh and lively. The aftertaste is long and lingering, recalling reminders of toasted wood and dried fruits.
The most classical of all is without a doubt the 2008 Gran Reserva, with plenty of balsamic aromas, cigar box, leather, tea leaves, brick dust, cured meat and an organic, earthy touch. The palate is ripe and the tannins are fully resolved, with good acidity that make it very drinkable and food-oriented. 200,000 bottles. - Robert Parker 91 Points
Deep red. Complex aromas of dried cherry, vanilla, pipe tobacco and underbrush, with a smoky topnote. Sweet and open-knit, offering juicy cherry-vanilla and redcurrant flavors lifted by a peppery element. Appealingly forward and seamless wine with very good finishing power, lingering smokiness and supple shaping tannins. - Josh Raynolds - Vinous 90 Points