This is 'Traditional' Spanish wine in the very best sense. Aged for 10 years in the cellars before release – where else can you get a wine like this and for 'how much?'… amazing really. Tempranillo from hand-picked 30 year old vines in the Valdepeñas region of La Mancha, Central Spain. Even with this much time in the bottle the wine still tastes like it will have a good few years of life left in it yet.
Winery notes (2007 Vintage)
"Tempranillo grapes were hand picked from 30 year-old vines in stony vineyards – Valdepeñas means “valley of rocks” – in late August/early September. The soils are clayey lime and there is a chalky layer which retains water to refresh the vines. Altitude helps moderate summer heat, as the climate in Valdepeñas is classic continental, with cold winters and long hot, dry summers.
An intense dark red shading to brick red at the rim. A range of different characteristics can be identified on the nose – black cherry fruit, spicy notes of leather and musk, tobacco and vanilla oak. Medium to full bodied with some finesse, concentrated red fruit compote flavours and smooth, mellow tannins on the finish."
92/100 Bab Campbell MW, The Real Review, August 2019 (2007 Vintage)
"Mellow but still pleasantly fresh, medium-bodied tempranillo with violet, raspberry, vanilla and spicy oak flavours. I’m impressed to discover a wine of this age and quality at this very affordable price. An elegant rather than blockbuster red."
Reviews for the 2006 vintage below…
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2017 (2006 Vintage)
"Beautifully complex and engaging, the gorgeous bouquet shows sweet fruit, vanilla, toasted almond, leather and mixed spice aromas, leading to a finely textured palate that is supple, silky and flowing. The wine offers deep spicy/savoury flavours with seductive ripe fruit undertones, wonderfully framed by polished tannins. A real treat to have a wine of this maturity on the market. At its best: now to 2019."