"(100% tempranillo, raised in 100% new French oak): Inky ruby. Aromas and flavors of cherry-cola, cassis and vanilla, with intense floral and spice nuances. Shows very good depth and power, especially for the vintage, picking up a smoky quality with air. Closes with impressive thrust and length, with supple tannins adding grip. This is a very successful '08."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Sept 2012), 91 pts