This vintage is much darker and richer than the 2007. The color is dark ruby wine, almost black, with a deep garnet halo. Aromas are of black cherry, vanilla & licorice, with hints of pepper & leather. Rich & full-bodied, with great balance and big dark brambly fruit, soft tannins, lively acids, hints of oak & vanilla, and a touch of leather. Soft, supple mouthfeel with fruit and tannins that linger on the palate long after the last sip. A truly wonderful wine, maybe even better than the 2007. 80% Tempranillo, 12% Graciano, 8% Mazuelo. Sustainable.