The nose is attractive if a little restrained at this point, with aromas of red and black fruit with sweet spice, gravelly minerality and a hint of cola and wild herbs. With air the minerality becomes more pronounced, creating a cool, elegant impression, and the fruit more precise and focused – lovely, red crunchy fruit that smacks of Grenache when done just right. On the palate, a hint of warmth is tempered by smooth, silky tannins and fresh acidity. More black-fruited on the palate with mouth-coating concentration, yet still restrained in its power and showing excellent purity. This wine is marked by impeccable balance: old vine Carinena and Garnacha coming together in superb harmony.