Bodegas Pagos de Araiz Crianza, Navarra, Spain 2017 (750ml)
Intense, lively, bright, red colour. Complex nose with fresh, black fruit aromas (blackberries, blueberries and cassis dominate), violets, mountain herbs, black liquorice, mild toasty nuances acquired during barrel aging. Fresh and lively on the palate. Initially, impression is mild, giving way to escalating flavours mid-palate, perfectly balanced. Mature tannins create a long, pleasant character. Impressive aftertaste of spicy notes, turrón and white pepper.