The first impression on the palate is of slight sharpness giving it freshness, the first sign of a wine which will give us a lot of sensations during its long life. As the wine moves through your mouth hints of dried fruits and spices appear and these are complemented in the aftertaste by balsamic nuances. We are faced with one of those rare exceptions in which the ripe fruit is better expressed in the retronasal phase than directly on the nose. We can find prunes, red berries, a bit of stewed apple and mulled wine. In the gradual fading of the sensations in both the retronasal phase and the aftertaste there remains a faint reminder of the fine spices from the oak. The colour is clean and bright, predominantly red with violet hues reflecting its excellent acidity. 70% Tempranillo, 20% Garnacha, 7% Mazuelo and 3% Graciano.
As is typical in wines of an Atlantic character, this is a wine which will continue to evolve for a long time to come, but its evolution will be particularly noticeable over the first two years, during which we will be able to enjoy its integration from one day to another.
The strong influence of the Atlantic climate on this vintage, notwithstanding that of 2000, could mean that this is the best example of a wine of this style.
In Atlantic vintages the fruit fights to impose its character over the floral features, but in this wine, and at this point in its evolution, it hasnt succeeded.