88 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2003
($16) Medium red. Complex, warm aromas of plum, currant, nuts and spices. Juicy, spicy, sharply delineated currant and plum flavors; supple but with structure and bite. Finishes with slightly dry-edged tannins and very good length. A firm, classic Rioja that should make a civilized dinner companion.
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