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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. Stupendous top of the range Rioja from old vines, shoulder to shoulder with the very best fine wines.
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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