Deep purple color. Inviting aromas and flavors of dried cherries, leather, olive, charcoal, violets, and cigar box with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long finish revealing touches of tangy rhubarb compote, black tea, and cedar with moderate oak flavor. A yummy, palate-pleasing Spanish red that nails each note.
92 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Feb 2021)
This red is thick yet fresh, fruit-centered but with savory elements for balance. Blackberry, currant, licorice, cocoa and loamy earth flavors mingle over firm, well-integrated tannins, focused by balsamic acidity. In the modern style. Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2030. 10,000 cases made, 4,000 cases imported.
91 points, Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator (Oct 2020)
Ripe blackberry and black cherry aromas come with Christmas spice, fennel seed and nutmeg accents. This Garnacha-based red blend is big and sappy, as should be expected from Campo de Borja. Mildly woody black fruit flavors are roasted and warm, while this delivers on a spicy finish.
90 points, Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2020)
Ripe dark cherries and berries with wild herbs and background oak spice. This has a very rich and vibrant feel with a succulent, juicy and impressively ripe core of dark and redder-fruit flavors. Drink now.
90 points, James Suckling (Jul 2019)