Intense red garnet color with ocher hints. Intense and profound on the nose with fruity aromas such as cranberry and red curant. Slight touches of sweetness and cinnamon. Smooth and elegant in the mouth with a good balance between the red fruits and spice.
The 2006 Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo aged for 18 months in American and French oak. It has a rounded, licorice and toffee-tinged bouquet with touches of orange blossom. The palate is fresh and supple, with mellow dark berry fruits laced with mocha and game. This is a well-made traditional style of Rioja that should age well.