Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Exopto, Rioja 2005

Saturated purple/black.

Vinturi - imploded black fruit (dried fig, blackberry, black raspberry), earth and sexy oak spice notes on the nose. Black raspberry and hazelnut emerge, slowly, with air.

Intense, saturated palate-impression, but comes across as quite refined. Seamless entry to finish flavor action as is the structural profile. Suave winemaking.. Loaded and still very young. I 'd guess this will drink well in 6-7 more years and last for many more.

$65. 60% Graciano, 30% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha