Wine Enthusiast RATING 92 POINTS
A ripe, concentrated nose is front-loaded with black fruit scents, toasty oak and cool earth aromas. This winner is medium to full by Ribera del Duero standards, and well balanced. Flavors of black cherry and blackberry only get stronger the longer this sits… Drink through 2030. MICHAEL SCHACHNER
Vineyards planted between 1940 and 1960, on clay-calcareous soils at an altitude of 820 m.
Production per hectare of 3000 kg. Aged for 12 months in new French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation with battonage. Bottled without filtering
Color: Garnet color with a violet rim, very covered.
Nose: Powerful aromas highlighting black forest berries (blackberries and blueberries), wrapped in elegant floral notes of violets, with a background of vanilla and coconut.
Taste: powerful, structured, with lively but round tannins, with a very long finish.