2005 Bodegas Muriel Rioja Gran Riserva
Medium ruby-brick color. An aromatic explosion of fine oak (vanilla, herb and spices) with dried fruit such as raisins, caramel and a hint of leather and tobacco. The aromas become more intense and complex as the wine begins to breathe. On the palate the wine is perfectly assembled, full of velvet silkiness and finesse. A classic Rioja that is only produced in superior vintages, and 2004 is considered one of the best, with a long ageing potential.