|2007: 91 Points - Jay Miller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Reserva is a blend of 70% Tempranillo with the balance Garnacha, Mazuelo, and Graciano aged initially for 6 months in wood vats followed by 24 months in 60% new French and American oak prior to bottling without filtration. It displays classic Rioja aromas of cedar, leather, mineral, a hint of balsamic, and assorted black fruits. Layered on the palate but slightly austere at present, it has the structure to evolve for another 4-6 years at which point it is likely to have filled out thus meriting a higher rating."
2007: 91 Points - Josh Raynolds, Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellars: "Deep ruby. Powerful cherry and blackberry on the nose, with alluring smoked meat and licorice notes and a suggestion of candied rose. Full, fleshy dark berry and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by a gentle mineral note and nicely supported by silky tannins. Gains sweetness on the persistent finish, which features an exotic note of resiny, cured tobacco."