Robert Parker – 92 punkti
“A blend of Tempranillo with 5% Mazuelo (aka Cariñena), the 2011 Hacienda el Ternero Reserva aged for 24 months in barrel, but it doesn’t show in the aromas, which are a mixture of ripe red and black fruit with some earthy undertones. The palate is very sleek with pungent flavors that are very tasty and end with a chalky, mineral, almost salty sensation. Very good, fresh and modern Rioja. A great discovery! And the price is quite good, too. 5,607 bottles filled”.