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Right upon opening, this is pure, well-matured (but not too mature) Rioja, with a lovely balance of fresh fruit and savoury spice featuring notes of ripe blueberry and blackberry, tangy cherry, sweet brown baking spice, new and aged leather, and meaty barnyard. It's mostly Tempranillo (90%), with the rest Mazuelo/Carignan and Graciano. There isn't all that much fruit left, and the savouriness takes over on the palate, but everything is nicely integrated at this point in its prime drinking window (if on the late side), the acidity balancing the ripeness through the dry, mildly tannic finish.