90 pts--Robert Parker.
Nose: 8 Taste: 8 Value: 8
It was only thirty to forty years ago when consumer's of Spain's wine were unsatisfied with it's mass produced, meretricious varietals. Things have obviously changed for Spain. Currently holding the reputation for a wine producing country that provides the best value, Spain constantly brings high quality wines to the table for a price that is much lower than its opulence. This 2007 Cencibel (Tempranillo), aged for five months in a combination of French and American Oak offers a thick bodied, opaquely deep purple wine with teething tannins and juicy acidity. With the introduction of air, the nose expresses cedar, leather, dusty briary, bramble fruit and a trace amount of a powdery floral aspect. The sensations are furthered on the palate with hints of blueberry, licorice and spice with a teasing chocolaty finish.