Goes well with house meat, game (deer, venison), roast beef, lamb stews, also with cheese pasta or hard-pressed cheeses;
Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels;
High critic rating (94 Wine Spectator, 92 Wine Advocate);
«Offers some riper fruits, in the prune and plum-paste zone, with a hint of black tea and some tarry flourishes. The palate has cool, sleek flavors of dark-fruit and licorice, supple tannins and a long, smooth finish. Seamless» – James Suckling.
Made by Tom Pouyaubert at Bodegas Exopto, founded by him with the aim to recover old vineyards on the mountain slopes in Rioja and to express their multitude of terroirs.