Country: Spain, Rioja
Tasting Notes: Good glyceric density, running gently down the sides of the glass, shows great volume. On the nose we have aromas of ripe, dark fruit, spicy aromas of black pepper, mineral hints of graphite, and very fresh reminders of thick undergrowth which make the pituitary gland fall in love with it so that they wrap themselves around us. Then mentholated nuances, rosemary and some smokiness from the ageing in finest quality oak appear. On the palate it reveals smooth, soft tannin, elegant with very good acidity which gives it balance, Hints of liquorice appear and pepper is again present. A very long, elegant wine, with an up-front character and easy-to-drink.
Varietal: Blend of 75% Tempranillo, 15% Mazuelo, 10% Graciano
Pairing: You can pair this wine with strong red meat or game, or failing that enjoy it on its own.