A beautiful, more modern style of Rioja, this Reserva is 90% Tempranillo with 10% Graciano. A good amount of generous, red fruit, backed up with copious amounts of spice, tea leaf, followed by a generously elegant long finish. (90% tempranillo and 10% graciano): Deep ruby. Highly fragrant scents of redcurrant, cherry, dried rose and spicecake, with hints of smoke and pipe tobacco. Packs a punch, displaying very good vivacity to the cherry preserve and floral pastille flavors. Finishes sappy, focused and long, with silky tannins and lingering sweetness. This elegant wine is drinking well now but has the balance to age. Josh Raynolds 91 pts.