Fine ruby colour, tending towards terracotta, indicating its age. The nose is a fine example of a Rioja Reserva, with spicy notes dominating over a background of dried fruits and fine woods. Well-balanced medium weight and exceptionally smooth on the palate.
Very lively violet color on a maroon background denoting youth and structure. Intense forest fruits on the nose together with roasted notes and cocoa. The palate has fresh and tasty with medium tannins, roundedness and a pleasant persistence of fruit and wood with a touch of toast.
This younger Rioja has the typical nuances of Tempranillo (95%), assisted by Mazuelo (5%), which benefits the wine’s acidity and its wild, fruity, red berry aromas. Unoaked Joven Riojas - of which this is one (hence the "sin") - are increasingly common and provide a different, fruitier, punchier side of Tempranillo. It is consequently very fresh on the palate, with just a gentle astringency and a medium-long, lively and satisfying aftertaste. This is an excellent - and great value - example of the new wave of younger Riojas.