This intensely-extracted wine, made from the indigenous Mencia varietal, needs 3-5 more years of cellaring, but is enjoyable now if you're not averse to a bit of a tannic blast.
Almost completely saturated black ruby. Rich nose of dark, blackberry extract, scorched earth, and pungent crushed stones. Tannic, rich, dry, and slightly astringent in the mouth. A highly-extracted bruiser of a wine. Good length, bone dry. B(+). Was $16.99 at Houston Wine Merchant. Imported by Boutique Wine Collection, Phila., PA.