(2019) Similar aromatics to the Figos white, with that lightly yeast character, some more small red fruits, that pithy quality again, mouth watering with redcurrant dry, small berries.
(2019) 100% Alicante Bouschet from two blocks, one on clay giving strong fruit and freshness, the other on sandy soil with lower acid and more roundness says Luis. Aged in all new oak, 70% French, 30% American. Beautiful aromatic nose, lovely coffee and mocha, and deep but bright fruit, graphite and cedar, and long, cool acidity with fine, tight-grained tannins. Stockist quoted is for the previous vintage.
(2018) A not so common blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Petit Verdot, this range-topping wine spent 15 months in French and comes from vineyards close to Madrid. The nose is dark and glossy, cocoa and black plum, a hint of violet, a hint of anise. In the mouth the French oak has eased the tannins, but this is liquoricy and grippy, a plum-skin bite of roughening acidity and tannin as well as the 14.5% alcohol making it svelte but grippy.
(2018) From a small plot of Syrah planted at 650 metres on limestone and sand, this is aged 16 months in 500-litre barrels. The nose is fairly tight, dense, mysterious, with meat-stock and balsamic notes, the fruit savoury and equally dark. In the mouth it is a slightly unrelenting style, which seems to mark this house, the wines rather big, extracted and tannic, masking the ripe and plush black fruit that is there in a cloak of dustiness, and slightly agressive structure. It strikes me that all of the DV wines could just lighten up a bit to great effect.