Solidly built, with the rugged, earthy manner of Toro, this dense, structured red from Telmo Rodriguez wears a heavy, toasty oak cloak over a dark fruit core. Opening aromas of black cherry, dried flowers, earth and meat give way to a full, smooth palate of similar profile, with black chocolate and earth shadings. More black chocolate and espresso show on the long, firmly tannic finish. Give this at least two to three years; best from 2005 to 2010. —M.M.