Vinas de Gain Blanco 2008
Delicate honey citrus, guava peach, nice clean minerality, rich sandy soils. Good texture, mid-weight, fresh but full and expressive. Good concentration and balance, tight acids and fruit, plenty of time to open up in the bottle and develop more richness and viscosity.
Vinas de Gain Tinto 2009
Nice ripe and tight black fruits, blackberry, spice, some garnacha influence? Quite intense and dark, mouth-filling brisk and firm tannins, quite tight and full, some weight as well. Reasonable maceration and fine oak tannins, still very youthful and powerful, will benefit with a few years in the bottle.
Pagos Viejos 2007
Lovely dark fruits, very intense and concentrated, good ripeness and expressive aromatics, oak well integrated, red earth and slight dustiness. Big powerful warm and intense on the palate, teeth-staining extraction, very intense new oak, very modern intense wine, needs a lot of ageing, far too heavy and intense now. Architype icon Spanish wine. Better when you drink it, but still.