The 2003 edition of this wine was a cracker, no doubts about it. The milder 2004 vintage hasn't been as generious, but Telmo has managed to produce a quailty wine none the less. The nose is great, almost a direct copy of the 03, but there are some serious tannins here. A bit lower in alcohol as well, 15% for the 2004.
Aromas of violets and finely integrated oak, raspberry and a touch of mulberry and mocha. Loads of finely grained tannins, started off a bit green to, this moved off with more air and was much better on the second night. Raspberry, pepper, anise, red been paste, with more air it develops a meaty quality. A long, but drying, finish shows some minerals. This needs 3 years in the cellar to come around and soften those monster tannins. 90 Pts.
Source: The Spanish Acquisition Price: $65 Closure: Conventional Cork
Other Vintages: 2003