2016 Bodegas y Vinedos del Contino Rioja Vina del Olivo [Pre-Arrival]$69.99
Wine Advocate (Luis Gutierrez) 95 points! "The 2016 Viña del Olivo has to be one of the finest recent vintages of this wine. It's powerful and elegant and has great balance and a lively palate, with focused flavors, great purity and integrated oak. It's very young and seems to have all the ingredients for a long development in bottle. It's tasty, long, very pure and is salty rather than sweet. 13,881 bottles produced."
Vinous (Josh Raynolds) 94 points! "(malo in new French oak barrels and aging for 17 months in new French, American and Hungarian oak) Youthful purple. Powerful, deeply perfumed aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, potpourri and incense, along with oak spice, vanilla and woodsmoke nuances. Sweet and palate-coating, offering densely packed but vibrant black raspberry, cherry-vanilla and floral pastille flavors energized by a core of juicy acidity and a suggestion of exotic spices. Finishes sweet and impressively long, showing outstanding clarity and youthful tannins that add solid grip to the sappy, lingering fruit."