A blend of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano.
Very dominant red and black fruit (blackberry, redcurrant, wild plum), fine leather aromas that mingle with the fruit, the palate is very distinguishable with black pepper, caramel, toast, vanilla and cloves all evident and a juicy, meaty, dominant, full mineral structured finish. Great for aging and drinking.
"It is a Rioja that mixes the traditional and modern character with ripe fruit and contains oak aromas that are quite spicy and have some toast and smoke that should integrate with a bit of time in bottle. The palate is medium-bodied, has clean flavors that are balanced with sweet tannins. This is easy to drink, pleasant but not banal, and delivers a lot for its price. An impressive half-million bottles are produced of this wine, which is sold as Crianza in Spain and as Reserva in the rest of the world. Year after year, one of the most reliable and affordable Reservas. Rating" 91+ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Savory, almost mulled plum and berry aromas introduce a flush, dense, slightly syrupy palate with hefty, ripe flavors of fig, black plum, spice and chocolate. Ripe black-fruit notes carry the finish on this Riserva. Interestingly, this includes 20% Garnacha along with 70% Tempranillo and small amounts of Mazuelo and Graciano." 91/100 Wine Enthusiast
"Smoky, tarry notes frame plum, loamy earth and mineral flavors in this savory red. Tart acidity enlivens the plush texture, while firm tannins keep this focused." 90/100 Wine Spectator