This is a superlative Rioja, which would make a perfect gift, especially for someone coveting a wine cellar of precious bottles. Deep, very dense black-cherry colour. The nose reveals ripe, red berry fruit aromas together with notes of spices (pepper) and forest floor, against a backdrop of milky coffee, roast coffee beans, caramel, mingling with subtle well-integrated oak. Silky tannins.
Food match: Pairs well with red meats, like beef and lamb.