I have an affinity to this winery, having drunk many vintages over the years. I also happen to have friends who have vintages dating back to 1968 in their cellar. His father used to be on the Board, hence the connection. Anyway….. I always think of them and my visit to Spain when I see the unmistakable bottle with it’s wire cage. Always well priced at around $15, it is consistent and decent. Here we go.
Bright opaque purple color with a classic earthy Tempranillo nose laced with some oak.
Iodine, black cherry and blackberry hints come through after a bit of air. On the palate, slightly less fruit, more secondary flavors of tar, black tea, black berry and some Asian plum. A slightly hollow mid palate has me concerned but the wine has an acidic crunch at the end that I kinda liked. Totally melded tannins that still have some good grip. 88 points is my guess. Very enjoyable, with points off for the hollowness. 2014-2017 and 3 stars. Salut….