Deep, dark cherry red, almost black; clean and bright. Very intense forest berry nose, with, redcurrants, blackberries, violets and fennel leading to a complex background of sweet spices, bay leaves, black olives, liquorice, cedar, incense, tobacco leaves and cocoa powder. Powerful, in the mouth, with great structure and balance; mineral, with a pleasant acidity and creamy tannins providing a delectable, elegant mouthfeel. Long aftertaste with ripe dark fruit, liquorice and bakery notes that leave marked, pleasant final sensations.
Food Pairing: We particularly recommend the Áster Crianza 2014 to enjoy with charbroiled meat, large game, lamb and aged cheese.
Wine AdvocateThe classical textbook 2014 Crianza has very good integration of the oak and juicy fruit, which is ripe without excess.
Wine SpectatorBerry and cherry flavors are bright and fresh in this focused red. Vanilla, floral and licorice notes add interest. Light, firm tannins and citrusy acidity lend structure. Drink now through 2026.