TASTING NOTES of Altos de Luzón 2013:
"Inky ruby. Highly aromatic, exotic bouquet of red and dark berries, violet, vanilla and woodsmoke. Broad and deep, showing sweet black raspberry and blueberry flavors, a velvety texture and bright mineral snap. Nicely blends richness and energy and finishes with lingering sweetness and supple, even tannins. This is delicious right now." 91 Points International Wine Cellar
Vinous 91 - Bright violet. Deep, expansive dark berry, cherry compote and woodsmoke scents are complemented by peppery spice and vanilla qualities. Juicy acidity lifts and brightens concentrated cassis and bitter cherry flavors that are sweetened by a late suggestion of mocha. Shows good depth as well as energy, finishing smoky and quite long, with supple tannins and lingering dark berry character.
Garnet-purple with a violet rim. The aroma shows complex and powerful, ripe fruit notes, spices, cocoa, blackberry, plum, vanilla notes, and toasted notes from new oak. In the mouth, the wine is smooth and gentle with mature tannins, sweetness, and a round, polished, long finish.