Some redemption is in order. I'm paying for this shit, and I'm so fed up with uncorking bottle after bottle of jammy, confected nukes. I mean come on, please, people can't possibly enjoy these disgusting modern wines. No way, try drinking these over-alcoholic, jammy, and completely obese wines over an evening and get back to me. You won't be able to get through a bottle I can guarantee it.
I like these old(er) Riojas. They have that delicacy and more importantly, energy that makes them so unique. This is already showing a slightly orange/brick red hue on the rim. What a gorgeous nose of creamy, integrated vanilla and stewed red berries, classic tempranillo at its finest. Strawberries and all that. Elegant, mature palate, finely structured on a long, spicy finish. Delicious.