Poised, structured and brooding with hints of raspberry fruit peeking out behind the sumptuously rich, silky and suave profile. This will certainly benefit from ageing but it is not a crime to open one today. There are already hints of secondary development and the savoury, iron-y, umami character of great Rioja is now there alongside the rich, delicious fruit. This is very special, one of the best 890s we can remember. A momentous wine.
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It shows (even) younger and more concentrated than the 2004 904, a darker shade of red and a somehow backward and reticent nose (relatively speaking) of forest floor, cold bonfire, antique shop, truffles, game, sandalwood, nutmeg and clove. The fruit is also a little darker and the palate more austere, but still showing vibrant and supple, with clean flavors and a great finish. This is my favorite modern time 890. Bravo! Drink 2016-2026.
Score: 95 points
Luis Gutierrez for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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