Sierra Cantabria Gran Reserva Rioja 2005
Bright black red with some bricking starting to show on the edges. The bouquet is aromatic and enticing with its concentrated scent of plums, cherries, spice, hints of vanilla and cedar. Full of flavour in the palate with bright acidity, concentrated red berries, hints of cigar box and vanilla, savoury / tarry notes in the background, still youthful slightly chalky tannins and a long, dry finish. Made from 98% Tempranillo and 2% Graciano grapes, aged for 24 months in American oak (25% new) then bottled unfiltered and further matured before release.