La Vendemia 2011 (50% garnacha, 50% tempranillo)
Lovely light bright ruby red colour. Some floral spice, clear grenache influence, violets and roses. Fresh, fruit sweet blackforest, dark cherry notes. Soft mellow full, generosity of fruit sweet characters, possibly some R/S? Approachable and delicious, very appealing, good with food. Great balance and character.
Placet 2009 (100% viura)
Very elegant mineral rich nose, delicate white floral, white peach and some citrus notes, some very faint battonage characters. Body viscosity and richness without being heavy, fat or buttery. Ripe tropical fruits and good consistency, lots of life and vibrancy, lingering texture and a little warmth for good measure.
La Montesa 2009 (50% garnacha, 40% tempranillo, 10% mazuela)
Slightly pale brick red. Beautifully unique floral notes, slightly hazel(?), black fruits. Wonderful depth concentration, elegance and delicacy, balance of sweet red fruits and savoury elements; earth, slight sweet spice, very fine well structured tannins, an outstanding Rioja wine.
Propiedad 2010 (97% garnacha, 3% tempranillo)
Surprisingly light colour, red not purple. Quite a concentrated dark fruit and floral nose with some dried herbal notes, dried rose petals. Full sweet fruit and oak tannins, quite soft and mellow though. Feeling the warmth in it’s youth, looking slightly candied. Wonderful depth, concentration and extension.
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