The 2010 harvest will go down as one of Rioja's greats, and that means wines like this Gran Reserva can be excellent and affordable. It has a nose of mocha, smoke and earthy berry fruits. The palate is layered and texturally complex, while flavors of root beer, baking spice, dried cherry and plum spread out on a smooth finish that is just right in terms of residual tannins and acid. Drink through 2030.
Score: 93 points -- Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, 2018