Steve Tanzer 91 points - Much better is the 2007 Allende Tinto, which was made from 100% Tempranillo and was bottled unfiltered after spending 14 months in new French oak. It exhibits lots of berry fruit, cedar wood and unsmoked high quality cigar tobacco, medium body, a beautiful texture, and a pure, impressive style with the wood pushed well to the background. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
BODEGA ALLENDE 2007 ALLENDE RIOJA
"Opaque ruby. A complex bouquet of dark berries, cherry cola and spicecake, with subtle minerality. Juicy, palate-staining blackberry and bitter cherry flavors blend density and energy, with very good mineral spine. Fresh and focused on the finish, which repeats the spicy notes." Josh Raynolds Steve Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 91 points