16.5 Points – Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
Seductive and slightly exotic aroma, with ripe but fresh red and black fruits and spice, even a hint of cinnamon. Rich and spicy on the palate too, a certain decadence, but no excess weight, the tannins already remarkably supple but not wimpy. You can smell/taste the expensive oak but it is much less obvious than you might expect – as with other Mitjavile-signature wines qeem remarkably able to stand up to, and benefit from, tight-grained new oak. Lively to be drinkable relatively early but also age well.