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The wine displays a very pure, bright, polished ruby-red colour.
In this Prado Enea Rioja Gran Riserva you find clearly distinctive woodland berries: blueberries, sloes, wild berries and even hints of blackberries. These are wrapped in aromas of finely mingling heathland herbs, in very subtle glimpses. The spicy oakiness is barely perceptible because the hints of cloves, coconut and vanilla are so very well integrated in the bouquet.
The attack is powerful and unctuous, and in just a few seconds you have an intense, lasting feeling of plenitude. However, neither of these is the wine’s most surprising phase. There is a presence of acidity, but a pleasant one, with sweet, smooth tannins and an infinite mineral quality.
In the aftertaste the order of the descriptors is reversed, with the mountain herbs coming to the fore, perhaps with subtly different nuances, such as fennel, dill and hillside tea. Just as it begins to fade, the fine oak notes make a reappearance.
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