|2005: 91 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "($26; 84% tempranillo, 13% garnacha and 3% mazuelo) Bright red. Fresh red berry and spice aromas suggest a higher percentage of garnacha. Suave, energetic red berry flavors stain the palate, nicely braced by tangy mineral and spice qualities. The finish repeats the red fruit note and hangs on tenaciously."
2005: 90 Points - Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast: "At first it seems closed and drawn, but with time this serious Rioja unveils toasty raspberry and mineral-tinged cola and plum aromas and flavors. There’s natural snap to the wine courtesy of bright natural acidity, but also some beef and body that manifests itself in a controlled creaminess that houses herbal, chocolaty finishing notes. "
2005: 87 Points - Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator: "This plush, fruity red offers lively cherry, spice and vanilla flavors, with modest tannins and lively acidity. It's clean, juicy and focused. Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazeulo. "