(2009) Super heavy-weight, dressed to impress bottle for this Spanish blend of Monastrell, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in barriques. It has an ebullient, charming nose, slicked with vanilla but also deep, caressing notes of plush black fruit and tobacco spice. On the palate it is very ripe and sweet, with fat, juicy plum and black berry fruit melding into plenty of spice, woodsmoke and liquorice. There's a gamy richness to this, but the clean, sweet essence of the fruit pushes through with supple, smooth tannins and good balance into quite a long finish. Big, but drinking really well.