Anciano Gran Reserva 2008
A mature, rounded and complex wine. On the nose, there is plenty going on: black cherry and hedgerow berry fruits, balsamic, spicy notes of pepper, caramel and vanilla oak. Soft and supple on the palate, it is well-structured displaying red fruit flavors, mellow tannins and a long, smooth finish. Elegant and balanced Spanish red in the traditional style. Great on its own, but as is typical with Spanish wines, it really excels with tapas or a meal. Enjoy it paired with game, lamb and beef, with rich stews and bean dishes or with hard cheeses. Tempranillo is also a match for lightly spiced Asian cuisine.