Robert Parker 92 Points
Even better is the outstanding, Pomerol-like 2008 Reserva Unica, which is made from 97% Tempranillo and 3% Graciano, aged nearly two years in a combination of French and American oak. An unfiltered selection of the estate’s finest barrels, it offers up scents of wet gravel, scorched earth, sweet black currants, plums and hints of mocha and white chocolate. This lush, medium to full-bodied, layered, sexy, complex 2008 should drink well for another 4-5 years.
Wine Spectator 90 Points
This round red delivers toasty and smoky notes around a core of cherry and coffee flavors, with accents of dried herbs and spices. Well-balanced, featuring integrated tannins and good acidity. Drink now through 2016. 1,000 cases imported.–TM
International Wine Cellar 91 Points
Vivid ruby. High-pitched aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry and spicecake are complemented by a subtle smoky nuance. Zesty, precise sweet red berry flavors display very good depth and focus. Picks up a note of allspice with air and finishes with silky tannins and very good persistence.-JR