A more modern style of Rioja made in the Alavesa subzone. The chalky soils here lend themselves to this rounder, richer style. Dried rose petal and balsamic scented reserva, showing vibrant raspberry fruit and fresh acid. Chocolate-coated cherry character with hints of vanilla on the palate. Superb structure with ripe, fine-grained tannins and a tar-like grip towards the end of the long finish.