95 James Suckling:
"A dense and very beautiful red with dark berries, hints of chocolate and some mahogany. Full body. Layered. Shows focus and balance. Lovely, linear and energetic nature. Drink or hold."
94 Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2009 Gran Reserva (98% Tempranillo and 2% Graciano) is also beautiful, with a dense purple/plum color and mature notes of spiced plums, cedarwood, graphite, tobacco, and incense. These carry to a medium to full-bodied Rioja with a rounded, expansive texture, solid tannins, and just a beautifully balanced, elegant, resolved style. This cuvée spent a little over two years in barrel. While drinking nicely today, it unquestionably has another 10-15 years of longevity."
Pure expression of the character and identity of San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Intense aromas of red fruits, balsamic, truffle, vanilla, and red cherry. Vigorous, fresh, and silky tannins in the mouth. Good grip, and a long, firm finish.