This exceptional and unusual Rioja is made from 40 year old Tempranillo vines grown in the Rioja Alta, fourteen months in new French and American oak casks and aged in the bottle for a further ten months before release.
Intense ruby red with black cherry glints and a deep hue. When the glass is twirled you can see it''s legs. High fruit intensity on the nose, with a perfect balance of dark fruit and oak. The spicy nuances play a key role, with black pepper, cloves and cumin. Fresh wood aromas with notes of cocoa, dry tobacco leaves and mint and a smooth, fruity mouth-feel with a long finish. Pleasant, polished tannins and refreshing acidity.
Perfect with beef and smoked cuts of meat, soft cheeses and international cuisine such as Mexican and spicy Chinese dishes.