Jane scored this wine: 93/100
This flavourful Rioja has a rich ruby colour. A highly perfumed nose piques your interest with notes of ripe cherries, blackcurrants, vanilla, spice, kid leather,(think gloves) mocha and cedar. The very harmonious palate reflects these flavours with a pronounced fruity emphasis and vibrant acidity. Then there's a very long, sensuous and fragrant finish. This wine truly engages your senses from the first whiff to the last lingering drop.
It's a wine you can savour with a variety of food from roast lamb or pork, duck, spicy shrimp or bouillabaisse. It's also delightful with dark chocolate or berry desserts. Aged minimum 12 mos. in French and American oak. Definitely one to remember and buy again. This vintage won the Gold Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020. Highly recommended!
Tasted April 2021