This red from Spain is very powerful on the nose, classic, exuberant bouquet of aged Monastrell, hundred-year-old American oak, and very old wild oak. Hints of honey. Its notes are finely smoked and salty, always harking back to those of an old sacristy and ancient timber, very pleasant reminiscences of toffee, coffee, tobacco, carob beans, fig bread and roasted almonds. Moderately running to raisin, with hints of caramel and mocha. A friendly combination, not too sweet but very mild, full on the mouth, between a slight acid tang and little touch of fire on initial contact. It moves around at its ease in the centre of the mouth giving up notes between caramel and liquorice, memories of nuts and dried fruit conforming to its dryness and a flavour that lingers eternally in the mouth.