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Stupendous top of the range Rioja from old vines, shoulder to shoulder with the best wines of the region.
A dark violet colour. Well-ripened black fruits are complemented by touches of vanilla, roast coffee, spices and pepper. Cherry and cassis are clearly defined on the palate, with spicy tones. A notably long, firm finish, this is a very modern and appealing wine, and one of the best examples of the Graciano grape around.
Vines range between 50 and 90 years of age. The blend consists of 60% Graciano, 30% Tempranillo and 10% Garnacha. Fermentation takes place in oak vessels before 18 months ageing on lees in French oak barrels. Only 2,500 bottles produced.
Wine & Spirits magazine
"The floral, juicy flavours have a cool generosity, folded into an earthy layer cake of tannins. Open this now to enjoy its freshness, or wait a decade for the oak to recede. Exceptional."
"Cherry, plum and cassis fruit flavors mingle with toast, spice and liquorice notes in this expressive, harmonious red."
The Wine Advocate
"Great traditional-modern Rioja, just plain great - bravo!"
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