Drunk at the posada, the evening after dinner with their winemakers. Reduced oak and ripeness have likely helped this be a little more restrained ‘icon wine’. Ruby black with a narrow rim. Very ripe, dense kirsch and black cherry. Integrated toast and cinnamon oak, with some graphite and pepper spice. Ripe black cherry and smoky mineral, with oak spice and vanilla hints. Very ripe fruit, but a mineral undertow and a streak of freshness. A touch fresher than Cheval des Andes. Quite long.