The 2005 Reserva is a blend of 50% Tempranillo, 25% Mazuelo, and 25% Garnacha that spent 24 months in seasoned American oak. Purple-colored, it emits an enticing bouquet of mineral, damp earth, cigar box, incense, and assorted black fruits. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it reveals layers of savory fruit, plenty of earthy spice notes.
The nose features dried fruits, mint, dillweed and spice, while the medium-bodied palate has a slight green underbelly along with plum and raspberry on the edges. Smacks the cheeks on the finish, and then coasts away with a dry, herbal essence.
Strawberry, tea and sandalwood aromas make for an interesting, unusual bouquet. This is a fresh, young wine that shouldn't solicit much contemplation, but will register positively due to its light, smooth feel. It's medium in depth, with airy finishing notes of mushroom and cherry.