Viñedos Sierra Cantabria Rioja Amancio 2004 Imperial
Vinedos Sierra Cantabria Rioja Amancio 2004 is inky purple in colour, and the wine exhibits a brooding nose of smokey, toasty new oak, crushed stone, espresso, blackberry and plum. Dense and tightly wound, this very concentrated, lengthy effort demands 6-8 years of cellaring and will continue to improve over the next twenty years.
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Bottle Size: 600cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Rioja for long haul
Drink With: Something (and someone) special
Tab 2The single vineyard Viñedos Sierra Cantabria Rioja Amancio is fermented in new French oak barriques before being racked into a new set of barrels for 24 months of maturation - the so-called 200% new oak technique.
From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2004 Amancio is a step above the excellent 2005. It offers a nose which is already sexy and complex with expressive spice, wild flowers and dark fruit aromas. Plush, bordering on voluptuous on the palate, it will continue to blossom for another 3-4 years and drink well through 2029. 97 Points