Cueva del Contador, Rioja 2008

P285

A decent impression of red & black fruit on the nose, but not very expressive really.

VERY highly extracted, to the point of undrinkability. So much dry tannin and really missing freshness. Fruit seems wrapped in mineral and tannin package. There is an impression of ripe fruit in there, but ultimately this is out of balance.

Still too young, or simply overdone?

Shame!

Tasted, by the glass from an enomatic machine in Pata Negra, Calle Laurel, LogroƱo, La Rioja, Spain