Antonio Galloni 92 points - The outstanding 2010 Rioja Reserva Única is composed of 97% Tempranillo and 3% old vine Graciano aged 24 months in French and American oak barrels. Aromas of tobacco leaf, Christmas fruitcake, blackcurrants, licorice and a hint of barbecue smoke emerge from this medium-bodied red. With good flesh, concentration and density as well as excellent balance and a pure, silky, tannic finish, it can be enjoyed over the next 5-7 years.
Wine Spectator 91 points - This dense red is rich with plum, currant and mineral flavors, accented by strong toast and smoky notes. Lively acidity balances the muscular tannins. Drink now through 2025.—T.M.