From Ribera del Queiles in the Aragon DO of Northern Spain. Deep black cherry. Elegant and harmonious with aromas of ripe red berries and black fruits against a mineral, balsamic backdrop. The palate is flavoursome with good structure and balance. Notes of ripe black fruits come through (blackberries and blueberries) with subtle hints of toast. A spicy, balsamic finish. Complex.
88 Points - Wine Enthusiast A blast of raw oak is the first and lasting impression on the nose, while berry and cherry aromas are a touch green. This Navarran blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is a tannic bomb even some 12 years post harvest. Medicinal cherry and barrel-spice flavors are overrun by rock-hard tannins through the finish.