A gorgeus cherry red colour with violet along the rim of a deep background. A borad and complex nose with notes of candied fruits (mulberry, blackberry and blackcurrants). It has an oaky presence, both noble and elegant. The feel in the mouth is rich and opulent, accompanied by a structured and long-lasting aftertaste.
This wine shows the true purity and elegance of Tempranillo. The nose displays refined raspberry and blackberry notes with undertones of vanilla and cedar. The same purity of fruit is evident in the taste, with a silky texture, refreshing acidity and fine tannins leading to an aftertaste of sweet spice and dark coffee.
The 2013 vintage shows a bright cherry color of medium intensity. The nose is frank and aromatic, with good fruit intensity (blackberries, raspberries, strawberries), typical aromas of the oak aging (cocoa, spices) and some minerality (chalk). The palate is fresh, balanced and tasty, medium, pleasant body and easy to drink.
Straw yellow with green hues, clean and bright. Intense varietal aroma, very expressive, with a highlighted aroma of citric fruit, fennel, dried grass and thyme. The palate is serious, dry, tasty and fresh, with volume, balance and good persistence. A nice and subtle bitterness which lengthens the wine and leaves a very elegant aftertaste on the palate and the whole character of the old vineyards.
The 2009 Convento San Francisco a pure Tempranillo aged for one year in French (70%) and American oak barrels, shows developed aromas, with mineral sensations even hinting on diesel notes, ripe fruit and a volatile hint lifting the nose up. The palate is medium to full-bodied, with good freshness, and the alcohol well-coated by the tannins that are firm but fine.
Convento San Francisco's 2005 Seleccion Especial is a blend of 90% Tinto del Pais and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from 80- to 100-year-old vines and aged for 16 months in a mix of new and used French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it delivers an already complex nose of sandalwood, mineral, espresso, pencil lead, blackberry, and licorice. Full-bodied, dense, and structured, this full-flavored effort requires 3-4 years of cellaring to unwind. Its drinking window will extend from 2013 to 2025.