2002 El Puntido Rioja
"The 2002 El Puntido is opaque purple with an expressive nose of scorched earth, pain grille, spice box, mulberry, and blackberry. This is followed by a large-scaled, intense, mouth-filling wine already beginning to show some complexity. The wine has superb delineation and a pure finish. It is a superior effort from a difficult vintage. Drink it now and over the next 12+ years."