Remelluri Rioja 2004
Remelluri wines are made with the best grapes from our estate: fruity wines with a distinctive personality, complex and intense aromas, and a hint of minerals and other aromas which produce a soothing effect. With elegant blended tannins, enveloped in a pleasant sensation of freshness, they are powerful and persistent wines which demonstrate outstanding balance and a sense of fullness in mouth.
After escaping a gaseous, sulfuric opening, Remelluri evolves into the serious, world-class wine that it is. Blackberry is dominant on both the nose and palate, while the feel is ripe, pumped up and loaded with fruit and tannin. The more it airs out, the more maxed out it gets. This is a big black-fruit wine to drink now or over the next few years.
This polished red delivers assertive flavors of smoke, tobacco, licorice and coffee, with a core of plum and mineral. It has firm tannins, bright acidity and notes of herb and spice on the tight finish. Drink now through 2013.