CVNE, Contino, Rioja 1995
Still very much in its prime with good depth of colour and an inviting nose of red fruits, smoke and espresso. On the palate, this has a roasted savoury quality with bright raspberry and strawberry fruit and a touch of spice and coffee bean. This was aged in oak for two years 70% of which was French and 30% American. Complex, beautifully balanced and impressively long.