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.
This is a fine gran reserva from a great vintage. Aromas of vanilla, cedar, earth and spiced black fruits lead to a fresh pure palate with tomato-like snap. Cherry, cassis, tobacco and chocolate flavors finish smooth and clean, with just enough tannic grip. Drink through 2022..Michael Schachner. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points