La Cueva del Contador Tempranillo 2015 750ml
La Cueva del Contador is named for that original cave, and makes use of declassified top-level fruit. As a result, it's a wine of precision, poise and pedigree, with slightly less of the price. This shows an incredible balance of maturity and freshness on tasting this year, but with plenty of potential for the future. It's an extremely powerful drop, with an explosion of blackberry coulis and plums balanced by rosemary and lavender, gravel and slate. A masterfully handled wine and one of the very greatest expressions of Rioja around.