The 2006 Costers de Vinas Viejas amps it up considerably. It yields an enthralling, sexy/kinky bouquet of toasty new oak, liquid minerality, lavender, incense, and wild berries. Complex, elegant, and La Tache-like, it appeals to both the senses and the intellect. It is a remarkable effort that should evolve for 5-7 years but is difficult to resist now.
97 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 183 - Jun 2009)
Alluring aromas of blackberry, licorice and lilac persist on the palate, where juicy acidity intensifies the fruit and spice notes, while mocha and mineral accents add complexity. A racy red, elegant and focused. Drink now through 2016. 175 cases imported.
93 points, Wine Spectator (2009)
Saturated ruby. Exotic aromas of red and dark berry preserves, with incense and potpourri adding complexity; smells like very fancy oak. Sappy and deep, offering suave raspberry and candied boysenberry flavors, with cinnamon and mace gaining power in the glass. Tangy minerality adds lift to the finish, which leaves a sexy spicecake quality behind. Flat-out delicious stuff.
93 points, Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar (Sep/Oct 2008)