Coto De Hayas Crianza 2014
Dark pinky red in hue with the first impression on the nose being chocolate-coated berries with hints of woodsmoke and woody herbs. In the mouth it’s juicy to the core, not too big or overpowering, with supple tannins throughout. I find hints of mocha, a touch of cigar, loads of raspberry and cranberry fruit flavours and a dry finish that begs for some tapas to accompany it. Yet this blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo, aged in French and American oak barrels for 9 months with additional bottle ageing before release, is smooth and easy to quaff on its own if you have to.