When I tasted this wine in February, I could smell and taste the oak influence. Now it has integrated nicely. It was one of my favorites among the Riojas we had in Spain during June, and it seems even better tonight.
Deep ruby color. Cherries, red raspberries and violet on the nose. Very aromatic. Good structure, relying on fruit rather than oak tannins. Refreshing red fruit on the finish. A really powerful wine for a Rioja and a very good value.